Archive - August 2013

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Nick Young hosts “Back to School giveaway”
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Under Armour brings “Elite 24” Back to New York
3
Drew League Championship Game
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Kyrie Irving, Taj Gibson & more host Dream at Tru
5
Drew League Semi-Finals
6
Drew League Week 13
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NBA stars play in the Los Angeles Projects
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Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg hold Charity Flag Football Game
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“Ball Up” comes to Long Beach
10
Cali Dream’s 3rd Birthday Party

Under Armour brings “Elite 24” Back to New York

One of the biggest High School basketball events in the country is the Elite 24 hosted by Under Armour. For the past few years, they have taken this tournament to Venice Beach, California. It originated in New York and this was the first year they brought it back. They had a beautiful court built right below the Brooklyn Bridge. The 4-day event was an amazing experience and I am very thankful to have been apart of this wonderful brand. Check out the pictures from each day

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Drew League Semi-Finals

The Drew League playoffs are in full effect as the semi finals take place. Hanks Blazers played the 3-time defending champions, LAUNFD, while Kings of LA played Hanks A1 All Stars. In a very heated and close match between the teams, Blazers will be playing Kings of LA in the final game.

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NBA stars play in the Los Angeles Projects

Some NBA and overseas players came to play a game in one of the most dangerous parts of Los Angeles – The Projects. It was held at a small gym named Imperial Courts. I would say 90% of the people in attandance were from that surrounding area. All of the people were excited to see these stars playing and showing off their basketball skills. With recent news of Nick Young signing to the Lakers, everyone was especially excited to take pictures with him. The players included Nick Young, Brandon Jennings, Dorell Wright, JaVale McGee. Other major players included Mark Hill, Antonio Biglow, Davon Jefferson, Sek Henry, Brandon Heath, Saul and more. I was the only one in the gym taking pictures. You can find highlights of the game filmed by Ball Is Life and Hoopmixtape.

 

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Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg hold Charity Flag Football Game

Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg joined together to raise money and awareness for Athletes vs Cancer – an organization that focuses on helping those fighting cancer. There were lots of cancer survivors in attendance, as well as stands packed full of fans. The was an outpouring of celebrity support as well, the list including names like: Nick Young, DeMar DeRozan, Metta World Peace (Ron Artest), Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Mike Epps, Laura Govan, Gloria Govan, Gilbert Arenas, Ryan Hollins, Kareem Rush, Ray J, DJ Quik, Baron Davis, Red Grant and many more!

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