Category - Behind The Scenes

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Limited Edition Under Armour Pursuit kit
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Thru The Lens: (INTERVIEW) The City Of Dreams – Chris McCullough
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Thru The Lens: (Behind the Scenes) Ball is Life All American Game 2016
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Thru The Lens: (INTERVIEW): Hangin’ with Superman – Dwight Howard
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Olivera celebrates 30th birthday with style
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Shaqir O’Neal celebrates 13th birthday
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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep4 – Dre Day – Andre Drummond
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Shareef O’Neal celebrates his 16th birthday
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Watson Family hosts 10th annual Floyd Mayweather Celebrity Game
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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep3 – The Journey – Pierre Jackson

Limited Edition Under Armour Pursuit kit

UUnder Armour has recently launched their UA Pursuit collection and today they sent me a really awesome package! It was numbered 33 of 150 in a vintage metal case. Inside included a set of bluetooth JBL headphones, black and blue jacket with matching cargo pants, as well as sneakers from the new collection. Check out the photos below!

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Thru The Lens: (INTERVIEW) The City Of Dreams – Chris McCullough

NNBA Rookie Chris McCullough had an unfortunate turn of events when he tore his ACL during his freshmen year at Syracuse. Being a top ranked player in high school, he continued to enter his name in the 2015 NBA Draft and was drafted in the 1st round to the Brooklyn Nets. The Bronx native is the first player from New York to join the Brooklyn Nets. Follow his journey as he shows an exclusive look at his workouts at the Nets practice facility, along with a trip up north to Washington Heights to watch the infamous Dyckman league!

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Thru The Lens: (Behind the Scenes) Ball is Life All American Game 2016

EEvery year Ballislife puts on a All-American game with the top high-school players in the country. This year I followed the guys around for a couple days to capture some pictures and video! Check out never-before seen side of your favorite high school talent!

Check out the full BallisLife highlights here

Thanks to Rheina Ale

Music by Dame Taylor

Thru The Lens: (INTERVIEW): Hangin’ with Superman – Dwight Howard

IIn Episode 5, Dwight Howard (Houston Rockets) visits Portland on a road trip during the season. He stops at a Juvenile detention center to talk and encourage the kids. Dwight also opens up about his back surgery, his response to being called “Soft” for smiling too much and shows his overall love of life and basketball.

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Olivera celebrates 30th birthday with style

OOlivera aka Oli is an upcoming actress here in Los Angeles. She is a martial artist who took her skills all the way to the Serbian olympic team! She had a big party at the famous Aventine restaurant in Hollywood. She currently is the assistant of Tyrese Gibson and he stopped by to say happy birthday as well! Check out the photos below

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Shaqir O’Neal celebrates 13th birthday

SShaqir O’Neal – the son of Shaunie and Shaq O’Neal – just turned 13 and had an epic birthday party! Shaunie threw another amazing event, including everything from a red carpet, candy bar, endless pizza, photobooth and celebrity guest performer! The guest list included hundreds of friends and family, all of which was being captured for a new reality show coming out! Metro Boomin, who is most known for producing tracks for rapper Future, was the guest DJ and had the crowd going crazy. Check out the photos below! Happy Birthday Shaqir!

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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep4 – Dre Day – Andre Drummond

IIn Episode 4, we take you on a journey of one of the biggest rising stars in the NBA today – Andre Drummond. So many have seen his amazing skills on the court but his personality and work ethic off the court is also something great! Spending more than 2 months over the summer in Santa Barbara, CA; Cassy Athena follows Andre through a day in the offseason. Andre show’s how he practices his techniques and focuses on the mechanics of his body through training and technology. He also shows his competitive-ness with another sport he dominates at – bowling! Andre is no beginner – with his highest score being almost a perfect 300, he’s tough competition at the bowling lanes as well!

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Shareef O’Neal celebrates his 16th birthday

SShareef O’Neal – the son of Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal – celebrated his 16th birthday in style! The amazing party took place at Unici Casa in Los Angeles and included everything from a candy bar, photo booth,  In-N-Out and Pizza truck, Red Carpet and Cupcake tower. Shareef is known for his basketball skills and many of his fellow basketball friends were there to celebrate with him. Master P, Snoop Dogg and Diddy’s kids were there to support. The guest performer was Post “White Iverson” Malone and the song got everyone jumpin’! The final celebration included  two amazing gifts from Shareef’s parents – a brand new Jeep and Lamborghini! Check out all of the amazing pictures below!

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Watson Family hosts 10th annual Floyd Mayweather Celebrity Game

TThis year was the 10th annual Team Watson/Floyd Mayweather Celebrity basketball game and toy drive. This is my second year covering the event and its always a show! This year was hosted at Calabasas High School and included a lot of familiar faces from all over – NBA, Boxing, Actors, Music artists and more. Check out the photos below!

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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep3 – The Journey – Pierre Jackson

IIn episode 3, Cassy Athena meets up with Las Vegas native, Pierre Jackson. After being drafted to the NBA, setting world records in the d-league, traveling overseas and recovering from an achilles tear in the NBA Summer League, he’s come a long way back to the top to showcase his talent at the highest level. We get exclusive access to his prized sneaker collection, meet his precious daughter and talk about some of his most personal basketball moments.

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