Category - Basketball

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Under Armour Test Photoshoot with Kieon
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Nick Young returns to LA – new project
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Chris Brown returns to JBL basketball
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Cassy Athena takes pictures as an official NBA photographer
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Chris Brown and The Game join forces in JBL
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Los Angeles D-Fenders: D League Basketball
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2013 Men’s Basketball – Big West Tournament
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Brandon Jennings presented with painting at Clipper Game
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CIF Basketball Championship – Mater Dei vs Etiwanda
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Clippers host Pumpkin Carving contest for game tickets

Cassy Athena takes pictures as an official NBA photographer

One of my dreams was to be a photographer in the NBA. I was given this opportunity by Fox Sports. I not only was documenting the experience of being at a LA Clippers home game, but Fox was also going to document my experience of shooting my first game. I had the most amazing time! I got to Staples Center a few hours before tip-off to make myself familiar with the venue and everything going on. Sitting on the floor under the basket was a surreal experience. Getting to look out at and see thousands of people was amazing. After my nerves calmed down, I felt right at place and in my element of shooting a basketball game. With the help of my friend DeAndre Jordan, I was able to capture one of the coolest pictures I’ve taken of him, Blake and Ronny on the bench. After the game I talked with DeAndre and Blake about my first time shooting a game and they were very supportive and took pictures to be apart of it as well! I look forward to being apart of more NBA events, it was great!

 

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Chris Brown and The Game join forces in JBL

The summer basketball circuit has started up. Pro-Am league, The JBL, is a popular spot for players to get ready for everything coming over the summer. One of the main people that has made a presence in Los Angeles basketball is rapper The Game with his team, MoneyGang. This week he brought Chris Brown to play alongside him. This was un announced and the gym was practically empty, but it was a fun game to watch.

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2013 Men’s Basketball – Big West Tournament

It’s that time of year again – March Madness! The Honda Center in Anaheim hosts the 2013 Men’s Basketball Big West tournament! The defending champions, Long Beach State, were looking to go all the way this year – especially with NBA prospect, James Ennis. They were eliminated in the Semi-Finals by UC Irvine. Irvine played Pacific in the final game of the tournament, with Pacific getting the final Win. Congrats to Pacific!

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Brandon Jennings presented with painting at Clipper Game

The Milwuakee Bucks were in town playing the LA Clippers. A few months ago I painted Brandon Jennings a birthday gift – a portrait of him. It was also a fun time at the game – including one of the biggest plays of the season – a lob from Jamal Crawford to Blake Griffin dunk!

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CIF Basketball Championship – Mater Dei vs Etiwanda

With the high school basketball season coming to an end, the CIF men’s basketball championship game for Division 1 was between Etiwana and Mater Dei. In a very close game, Etiwanda took the win! Congrats

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Clippers host Pumpkin Carving contest for game tickets

Around Halloween last year, Fox Sports West hosted a pumpkin carving contest. I don’t have much experience with carving pumpkins, but I gave it a try and ended up carving a portrait of Blake Griffin on a pumpkin – which ended up winning the contest! My tickets arrived and I headed to Staples Center to watch the Houston Rockets take on the LA Clippers. Overall had a great experience!

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