Category - Sneaker

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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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Celebrities come together to “Ball For A Cause” at Staples Center
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Battle of the West: The Drew League vs Seattle Pro Am
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Matt Barnes & Snoop Dogg host 3rd Annual Athletes vs Cancer game
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Elite 24 Skills Challenge – Day 02
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Elite 24 Practice – Day 01
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Thru The Lens: Zach LaVine workout with Drew Hanlen
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Harrison Barnes greets fans in Northridge
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Team USA 2015: Scrimmage
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Team USA Mini-Camp 2015: Day 02 Sneakers

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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Celebrities come together to “Ball For A Cause” at Staples Center

AAces in Action and the Venice Beach League came together to present a celebrity game at Staples Center for a charity game. The”Ball For A Cause” game took place immediately following the LA Sparks game on Sunday afternoon.

The game included a roster of celebrities, including Terrell Owens, Romeo Miller, Lil Fizz, Cameron Boyce and more. Streetball legends like Bone Collector, The Professor, Pat The Roc and Sik Wit It were representing as well. A lot of talented designers, actors, music artists, athletes and more came together for a day of fun and raising money. Check out the photos below!

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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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Matt Barnes & Snoop Dogg host 3rd Annual Athletes vs Cancer game

BBack to back to back! As the 3rd annual Athletes vs Cancer game ended, Team Snoop was victorious for the third year in the row over Team Matt. After the event has continued to grow each year, UCLA’s Drake Stadium proved to be a perfect venue to host the game. The celebrities and athletes fueled by the city put on a show for the ages. Both teams were packed with stars, Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe, Swaggy P were front runners for Team Barnes. While Chuck Liddell, John Wall, Baron Davis and Kenneth Faried held it down for team Snoop. It sure didn’t look like the NBA stars had a hard time transitioning their talents, as their athleticism was on full display. Faried looked more like an NFL receiver than a NBA forward! John Wall backed up his claim as the fastest player in the NBA with ease. With other stars such as Wiz Khalifa, Ray J and Lakers #2 draft pick D’Angelo Russell in attendance, it was truly a star studded event – but never lost focus of its core meaning. All the people were there to support Barnes’ non-profit foundation Athletes vs Cancer. Barnes started the foundation in 2008 after losing his mother to cancer. For the last 3 years he has hosted this game, as well as other events, to raise money and awareness. The proceeds from the game will go towards supporting those that continue to fight the battle vs cancer on a daily basis! Be sure to check out pictures below!

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Elite 24 Skills Challenge – Day 02

PPier 2 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park was the amazing location for this year’s Elite 24 games. Friday night hosted the 3 point and dunk contests. It was really exciting to watch – the dunk contest was especially electrifying! If you missed the action, be sure to watch the video recaps over at BallIsLife.com

The 3-point winner was Terrance Ferguson (Who is also a beast at dunking), while the Dunk Contest winner was #1 player in the class of 2016, Josh Jackson. Check out the photos below!

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Elite 24 Practice – Day 01

IIt’s that time of year again – The Elite 24! Every year it has grown bigger and bigger, this also being the 10 year anniversary! Day 01 started off with a practice at a local gym in New York. The talent this year is amazing, it was a lot of fun seeing the rising stars come out and show off their moves. Elite 24 alumni and recently drafted lottery pick, Emmanuel Mudiay, was also in attendance. Emmanuel recently signed an endorsement deal with Under Armour as well. Be sure to stay tuned for all this action this weekend!

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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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Harrison Barnes greets fans in Northridge

IIt’s always fun when fans get an opportunity to meet and greet their favorite athletes – today Los Angeles had the pleasure of having NBA Champion Harrison Barnes come through to sign autographs! Adidas set up an area at the Northridge Mall to try out their new sneakers and meet HB. If you’ve never met Harrison, he’s one of the most humble and personable guys around! I had a fun time hanging out and capturing all the interactions! Check out the pics below!

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Team USA 2015: Scrimmage

TThe Team USA Mini-Camp concluded with a Blue vs White scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack center at UNLV. A big concern in the back of everyone’s mind that watched last year was making sure there were no injuries.

The scrimmage included some players who weren’t apart of the two practice days – including Elfrid Payton, Arron Afflalo, and Amir Johnson. The first half was pretty light – the guys were putting on a show, but being careful. The second half turned into some big game highlights – with humungous dunks from Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond, DeMar DeRozan and Victor Oladipo. Blake and Andre had some monster dunks, while DeMar DeRozan did a 360 dunk. Arguably the biggest dunk of the game was Victor Oladipo dunking over Michael Carter-Williams and doing a dance after!

It was a fun game full of energy and smiles. The White team ended up winning 134-128. I had a great time being apart of Team USA for another year! Looking forward to next year! Check out the photos 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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