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The Cassy Athena Collection
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Thru The Lens: The Golden Footage (Harrison Barnes training with Jerry West)
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Delon Wright selected #20 in NBA Draft!
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Ball Up MDSC – Week 04
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Paintballing with Andre Drummond
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Drew League 2015: Week 05 – Sunday
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Ball Up MDSC – Week 03
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Ball Up MDSC – Week 02
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Drew League 2015: Week 04 – Sunday
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LA Gear, Tyga and “The Game” host celebrity basketball game

The Cassy Athena Collection

II recently held my first gallery to showcase my photography! The event took place the day before the ESPYS and it was a great turnout. The venue that hosted the gallery was Neo 39 in Old Town Pasadena, it was an underground space that they recently built but hasn’t been open to the public yet.

The space included 37 of my photos – ranging from sports to music to lifestyle. Featured pictures included Paul George, Pooch Hall, Andre Drummond, Jeron Johnson, Trevor Jackson, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, James Harden, The Game and more…

 

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It was such a beautifully organized event – with everything from a Red Carpet, Catering, The Dodgers DJ, Our sponsors Neo 39, Brees Cakes, Silky Socks, Toast Vodka, Dale Energy, Body Armour, Deuce Brand, as well as amazing photographers & videographers to capture everything. I had such an amazing time! BIG Thank you to Dominique/CMPR-inc for putting this together last minute and believing in me to pull everything together. Thanks to Nick Young for also signing a pair of Foamposite’s to auction off to Charity for Union Station.

Special guests included Andre Drummond, Cortez Bryant, Don Benjamin, Quincy Miller, Isaiah Austin, Craig Smith, Omar Bolden, Jeron Johnson, Duke Ihenacho, Jonathan Dowling, Marvin Cortes, Brittney Elena, E.B. Wright and more…

Check out the Photos and Videos from the event!!

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Thru The Lens: The Golden Footage (Harrison Barnes training with Jerry West)

TThe Golden State Warriors are coming off a phenomenal season, winning their first NBA championship title in 40 years. Last summer I spent time with Harrison Barnes as he trained to prepare for the upcoming season. One of the highlights from our time together was filming a workout in Los Angeles. In the middle of filming, NBA Legend, Jerry West, came through to the gym and was giving Harrison pointers and advice about life and the game of basketball. It was one of the coolest days I’ve ever captured on film and now I finally have the opportunity to share this with everyone! Check out this extremely rare footage, exclusively on Thru The Lens!

Delon Wright selected #20 in NBA Draft!

Congrats to Delon Wright for being selected #20 in the NBA draft to Toronto! I filmed an episode of the day for Thru The Lens, coming soon! For now, here is a clip of him finding out the news!

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  @dwrightuno Lil bro jus got drafted. Wow!!! Congrats to DeLon Wright going 20th pick to Toronto Raptors..   A photo posted by dwyanewade (@dwyanewade) on

Ball Up MDSC – Week 04

WWeek 04 of Ball Up continues on Fathers Day – a great way to continue the weekend, with the very exciting Ball Up Tour being the night before! The Ball Up guys came up to the tournament to check out the day of games as well. Always a pleasure being around such talented and great guys! It was fun to see so many dad’s that came out to support their sons playing, as well as the players who had little ones at the games. Check out the photos below!

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Paintballing with Andre Drummond

OOne of my favorite parts about working with athletes is getting to know them outside of basketball – seeing their hobbies and what sparks their interest. Every athlete has a different and unique story, something you get a taste of especially during the offseason. Today my friend Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons invited me to come out and try paintballing for the first time down at Hollywood Sports in Bellflower, CA! It’s something i’ve always wanted to try, but I have to admit I was a bit nervous about it! He brought out a great group of people, ranging from beginners to very skilled! I definitely got the more painful side of the day – ending up with multiple bruises from the paintball hits! I had a really fun time, Andre is such a great guy! Check out some of the pictures below!

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Drew League 2015: Week 05 – Sunday

TThe Drew continued this week with a full day of exciting games. Baron Davis also brought his son to come check out the Drew for the first time! Super cute :) Check out the gallery of pictures from Week 05 at the Drew!

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Ball Up MDSC – Week 03

WWeek 03 at the Ball Up Million Dollar Summer Challenge continues! This week had an even bigger crowd – with some really exciting games! Ball Up CEO, Demetrius Spencer, came to watch the Los Angeles games! Other familiar faces included The Professor, Bone Collector, Justin Cobbs, Jodie Meeks and more! Come out this Saturday to the Long Beach State Pyramid to check out the Official Ball Up tour, then Sunday the MDSC tournament continues for week 04! Check out the photo gallery below:

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Ball Up MDSC – Week 02

To those of you who missed week 01, Ball Up has introduced a new tournament running nation wide to compete for 1 million dollars – it’s called the “Milllion Dollar Summer Challenge”. There are six cities around the country participating, each with 8 teams. They will battle it out all summer long until 1 team is crowned the nation wide champion! The LA teams include coaches like Nick Young, Dorell Wright, Jamal Crawford, Casper Ware and more! You can read more about the league on their website, ballupmdsc.com. Check out my photo gallery below! #BallUpSMDC

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Drew League 2015: Week 04 – Sunday

OOne of the most exciting games today was between BB4L and Pandas. The game was close – going back and forth. With seconds left on the clock, BB4L was up and it looked like a for sure win. The Pandas Ian Pinckney got the ball and threw it across court before time expired – and the shot went in! It was one of the most exciting ways to end the game!! His teammates rushed to him after the game to celebrate. Its moments like those that make basketball so fun to be apart of. Streetball legend, Sik Wit It, was also in attendance playing with Problems. Check out the photo gallery below of the Sunday games!

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LA Gear, Tyga and “The Game” host celebrity basketball game

SSaturday night was a star studded event to bring awareness and money for diabetes and obesity. Recording Artists Tyga and The Game teamed up with LA Gear to host the celebrity basketball game at the Sports Spectrum in Los Angeles. The private event included a roster of actors, music artists, basketball players. The coaches were a variety of NBA players, including Nick Young, Matt Barnes, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, JaVale McGee, Ty Lawson and Baron Davis. The roster of players included Tyga, The Game, Steelo Brim, Kid Ink, Terrell Owens, Robbie Jones and more. Aside from the impressive names in the game, the crowd watching was just as impressive – including everyone from Sevyn Streeter, Kylie Jenner, as well as the top 2015 NBA Draft Picks – Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell, Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre and Devin Booker. Check out the photo gallery below!

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