Category - Behind The Scenes

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The Game and Jason Derulo host pool party
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Brandon Jennings celebrates birthday weekend in LA
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Power 106 hosts 3rd annual celebrity game at USC
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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep2 – Draft Day – Delon Wright
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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) Season 2; Episode 01 – Life of a King – Rudy Gay
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Battle of the West: The Drew League vs Seattle Pro Am
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Thru The Lens: Zach LaVine workout with Drew Hanlen
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NBA Star Brandon Jennings rents entire movie theater for “Straight Outta Compton”
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JaVale McGee hosts 2nd Annual JugLife Celebrity Game
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Team USA Mini-Camp 2015: Day 02 Sneakers

Brandon Jennings celebrates birthday weekend in LA

OOne thing you learn from being around NBA player Brandon Jennings is how much he loves spending time with his close friends and family when he’s not playing basketball. He celebrated his 26th birthday and flew back to Los Angeles to bring his closest friends and family out to celebrate. He took everyone to one of the most famous sushi restaurants, Nobu in Malibu. It was a beautiful view of the ocean and the food was amazing! The rest of the weekend was spent with good vibes and good people! Brandon loves the 90’s and he made sure to bring out the Polaroid camera! (I made sure to try it out!) Check out the pics below!

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Power 106 hosts 3rd annual celebrity game at USC

PPower 106 hosted their annual Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit Homeboy Industries. The star studded event took place for the second year in a row at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles. Familiar faces included everyone from Chris Brown and his daughter Royalty, Tyga, Romeo, Kid Ink, Jeremih, Airdogg, DJ Eman, The Professor, Bone Collector, Travis Barker, Baby Bash, Nelly, Don Benjamin, Kalin and Myles, Zendaya, Rita Ora, Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo Russell, Chanel Iman, Kendal Jenner and more!

Halftime included performances by everyone from Bobby Brackins & Zendaya to the Jabbawockeez

The game came down just a few points when Don Benjamin had a big block and a layup to secure their lead and ultimately get the win! It was a fun game for a great cause. Check out all of the pictures below!

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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep2 – Draft Day – Delon Wright

CCassy Athena follows NBA 2015 Draft Prospect Delon Wright on his draft day. Delon graduated from the University of Utah and was projected to go in the first round. Instead of heading to New York to be present at the draft, his brother (NBA Player Dorell Wright) and agent set up a big party for him with friends and family in his hometown of Los Angeles. Check out his special day as he enters the NBA! *Check out the photo gallery below too!*

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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) Season 2; Episode 01 – Life of a King – Rudy Gay

S Season 2 of Thru The Lens kicks off with access to an NBA Star like never seen before. Cassy Athena followed Rudy Gay for two days to get to know the Sacramento King better in the offseason. This is the first time Rudy has ever shared access to someone following him! One of the greatest and funniest people to be around, follow Rudy as he hosts his camp, shows off some of his shoe collection and proves his baseball skills! *Check out the photo gallery below too!*

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Battle of the West: The Drew League vs Seattle Pro Am

EElectrifying. Two of the most prominent NBA summer leagues face off against each other in a heated battle for bragging rights of the West. This was the first time two pro-ams got together since the NBA lockout in 2011. On August 28th, the Drew League cast of all stars featuring Baron Davis, Stanley Johnson, Trevor Ariza, Bobby Brown, Dorell Wright, Pooh Jeter, Malcolm Thomas, Dijon Thompson and Kwame Alexander made the trip to Seattle Pacific University to face off against the Seattle Pro Am, with guys like Isaiah Thomas, Jamal Crawford, Zach LaVine and Nate Robinson. Hours before tip off, the line was wrapped around the block and down the street.

The warm ups started off big, watching guys like Zach LaVine, Kwame Alexander and Stanley Johnson throwing down big dunks. However, once the game started, Jamal Crawford’s handles were on full display; while Bobby Brown’s hesitation moves seemed un guard-able. Players pulled all types of tricks out of their bag, like Nate Robinson going baseline through a defenders leg for an awkward backwards layup, or when  5’9″ Isaiah Thomas rejected 6’8 Trevor Ariza’s dunk attempt. The Drew League wasn’t short of their action shots – with Stanley Johnson and Malcolm Thomas doing monster dunks over players, or Baron Davis deciding to step down from coaching and join the game! There were some close calls and some questionable plays, but ultimately Seattle walked away with the win 135-124.

Next summer the Seattle team will be coming to Los Angeles to play the Drew League! Looking forward to it. Check out the photo gallery below!

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Thru The Lens: Zach LaVine workout with Drew Hanlen

WWe stopped through to catch an exclusive workout with NBA Trainer, Drew Hanlen, as he trains Minnesota Timberwolves, Zach LaVine!! More videos coming soon! Check out some of the photos below. Video filmed by Cassy Athena, Edited by Jordan Richard.

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NBA Star Brandon Jennings rents entire movie theater for “Straight Outta Compton”

LLast night NBA Star and Compton Native, Brandon Jennings, rented an entire movie theater in Los Angeles for his friends and family. With the recent release of the biopic “Straight Outta Compton”, he wanted to make sure people got a chance to see the city and learn about an important part of history that impacted the world. Brandon is a great guy and always loves to highlight the positive and give back to the community. Thanks again for everything, Brandon! Check out some of the pics below

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JaVale McGee hosts 2nd Annual JugLife Celebrity Game

JJaVale McGee has been busy in the offseason with signing to a new team but he still finds time to raise money and awareness for the less fortunate. JaVale started a movement called #JugLife to bring awareness to drink more water and live a healthier lifestyle. Last year, he threw his first annual celebrity softball game, which raised money towards building water wells in Uganda. This year he hosted his 2nd game at UCLA and it included stars like Klay Thompson, Nick Young, Matt Barnes, Kenneth Faried, Jordan Clarkson, Chanel Iman, Andre Roberson, Hannah Stocking, Laura Govan, Stevie J and more.

Klay Thompson’s younger brother Trayce is a professional baseball player with the White Sox. Just this past week he scored his first homerun. Klay came out and showed that he’s not the only Thompson with baseball skills – he scored multiple homeruns during the game! It was super hot outside but everyone was in good spirits and it was a lot of fun! Check out the gallery below

 

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Team USA Mini-Camp 2015: Day 02 Sneakers

WWe posted the sneakers the Team USA players were wearing on Day 01, but day 02 of practice brought out some more faces and more sneakers! LeBron James made his mini-camp debut, of course rocking his signature shoe. Kyrie Irving is still injured and not able to play, but he was rocking a new colorway of his Kyrie 1s. John Wall was also wearing a team USA themed adidas shoe. Dwight Howard had his custom DH12 Adidas sneakers. Klay Thompson had a team USA Li-Ning custom shoe. Check out the pics below!

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