Category - Thru The Lens

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Thru The Lens (DAY IN THE LIFE) – Cream of the Crop – Michael Porter Jr
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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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Serbian National TV interviews Cassy Athena
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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep4 – Dre Day – Andre Drummond
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Thru The Lens: (DAY IN THE LIFE) S2; Ep3 – The Journey – Pierre Jackson
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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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The Cassy Athena Collection

Thru The Lens (DAY IN THE LIFE) – Cream of the Crop – Michael Porter Jr

MMichael Porter Jr is one of the top players in the class of 2017. He made his way to Los Angeles for the annual Pangos All American Camp. Get to know the 5 star player a little better and see his amazing skills! Michael also won MOP (Most Overall Player) for the camp!

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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Serbian National TV interviews Cassy Athena

II spent the last 2 weeks in Serbia and had an amazing time! (more updates coming soon!) While I was there, I had the opportunity to connect with Tamara Rakic for Svet Sport on RTS. RTS is the oldest and largest national television network in Serbia. The studio, located in downtown Belgrade, was amazing! They filmed and edited the interview very fast and I was able to see myself on TV while I was there! It was an amazing feeling being able to make an impact across the world – especially in the country my family came from! I got to talk about being part Serbian, how I started taking pics in the Drew League, working with Stephen Curry at all star weekend, filming Quincy Miller in Serbia and talking about my Thru The Lens web series!

The interview is in Serbian but click the photo below to check it out!!! Hvala Tamara i RTS!!

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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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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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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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The Cassy Athena Collection

II recently held my first gallery to showcase my photography! The event took place the day before the ESPYS and it was a great turnout. The venue that hosted the gallery was Neo 39 in Old Town Pasadena, it was an underground space that they recently built but hasn’t been open to the public yet.

The space included 37 of my photos – ranging from sports to music to lifestyle. Featured pictures included Paul George, Pooch Hall, Andre Drummond, Jeron Johnson, Trevor Jackson, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, James Harden, The Game and more…

 

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It was such a beautifully organized event – with everything from a Red Carpet, Catering, The Dodgers DJ, Our sponsors Neo 39, Brees Cakes, Silky Socks, Toast Vodka, Dale Energy, Body Armour, Deuce Brand, as well as amazing photographers & videographers to capture everything. I had such an amazing time! BIG Thank you to Dominique/CMPR-inc for putting this together last minute and believing in me to pull everything together. Thanks to Nick Young for also signing a pair of Foamposite’s to auction off to Charity for Union Station.

Special guests included Andre Drummond, Cortez Bryant, Don Benjamin, Quincy Miller, Isaiah Austin, Craig Smith, Omar Bolden, Jeron Johnson, Duke Ihenacho, Jonathan Dowling, Marvin Cortes, Brittney Elena, E.B. Wright and more…

Check out the Photos and Videos from the event!!

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