Category - Thru The Lens

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Thru The Lens: The Golden Footage (Harrison Barnes training with Jerry West)
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Don Benjamin hosts 2nd annual Basketball Game
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Drew League 2015: Week 01
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Thru The Lens: Ohio to L.A. with D’Angelo Russell
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Thru The Lens: Workout with Harrison Barnes
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Baron Davis continues birthday at Skateland
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Baron Davis celebrates birthday with friends
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Thru The Lens: Hanging with Larry Sanders
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Thru The Lens: Getting To Know Rudy Gay
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Thru The Lens: Episode 05 – Open Run with Jordan Crawford

Thru The Lens: The Golden Footage (Harrison Barnes training with Jerry West)

TThe Golden State Warriors are coming off a phenomenal season, winning their first NBA championship title in 40 years. Last summer I spent time with Harrison Barnes as he trained to prepare for the upcoming season. One of the highlights from our time together was filming a workout in Los Angeles. In the middle of filming, NBA Legend, Jerry West, came through to the gym and was giving Harrison pointers and advice about life and the game of basketball. It was one of the coolest days I’ve ever captured on film and now I finally have the opportunity to share this with everyone! Check out this extremely rare footage, exclusively on Thru The Lens!

Don Benjamin hosts 2nd annual Basketball Game

SSupermodel/Recording Artist Don Benjamin partnered with Jude Thomas/Hollywood Hoops to host his second annual basketball. This game has grown a lot since his first one – including a full roster of celebrity players, sponsors and media outlets. Many familiar faces were there, including Don Benjamin, Anthony Lewis, Kalin (Kalin and Myles), Bone Collector, Rome Flynn, Brittney Elena, Anthony Starr, Joe Moses, Chris Staples, Gary “Thunder Dunker”, instagram sensastions A Town, Welven and Yulema. Leuzinger High School hosted the event and they put together a team of very talented local basketball players.

It was very entertaining – from dance contests to halftime performances, the game did not disappoint. The Leuzinger team came out with the win, but not without Bone Collector showing up at halftime and giving them a hard time the second half! It was great to be apart of all the fun, be sure to check out the photo gallery below!

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Drew League 2015: Week 01

TThe Drew League kicked off its 42nd year this past weekend at King Drew High School in Los Angeles. The anticipated league has grown every year and is always an opportunity to see great basketball. The reigning champions – Hank’s Houdini’s All Stars – was presented with their championship banner before their game on Saturday. Make sure to check out the schedule on drewleague.com to come watch a game. Be sure to check out my photo gallery below!

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Thru The Lens: Ohio to L.A. with D’Angelo Russell

IIn my latest episode of Thru The Lens, I follow one of this years most talented college players, D’Angelo Russell from Ohio State. He was visiting Los Angeles for the Wooden Awards, where he received the first-ever Jerry West award for the number one shooting guard in the country. D’Angelo started off his day volunteering as a coach for a special olympics basketball game, then we explored Los Angeles and Hollywood!

Since filming the episode, D’Angelo has declared for the NBA Draft and is the number one guard in the draft! I am really excited for him, good luck with everything!!

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Thru The Lens: Workout with Harrison Barnes

TThis episode is part 1 as we follow Harrison Barnes throughout his NBA workout during the offseason. He starts off his mornings by working out with his trainer, Travelle. He talks about the importance of strength training and taking care of your body during the entire year. Check out his routine and stay tuned to see what happens in Part 2 when we travel to Santa Barbara’s p3 facility to get some in depth performance analytics!

 

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Baron Davis continues birthday at Skateland

TTo continue the birthday festivities, Baron Davis celebrated with his friends and family at Skateland in Northridge! It was impressive seeing all the skating skills, but most of all, it was a great time! Check out the pictures below

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Baron Davis celebrates birthday with friends

BBaron Davis celebrated his birthday Monday Night at Ace of Diamonds in West Hollywood. A lot of familiar faces came, including Marlon Wayans, Kevin Connolly, Brandon Jennings, DeRay Davis and more! Check out the gallery below.

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Thru The Lens: Hanging with Larry Sanders

NNBA Star Larry Sanders has recently been the talk of many headlines with his decision to leave the NBA in the middle of his 4 year contract of $44 million. Many people have questioned his decision, which he explained a small piece of why he left in recent interview online.

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Within a week of that video being released, I met up with Larry in Beverly Hills, CA, to hang out and take some pictures. After talking with him and hearing more about his story and his personal life, we decide to film some footage to get to know HIM better as a person and not just a basketball player.

This is the first video of many more to come! Larry Sanders is a really awesome person and I’m glad I had the opportunity to get to know him better. Check out the episode and the photo gallery below!

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Thru The Lens: Getting To Know Rudy Gay

NNBA Star and Gold Medalist, Rudy Gay, sat down with us for an exclusive interview. Throughout his career, you might be able to find a few videos of him talking about his life outside of basketball (mainly about his sneakers!) but Rudy sat down with us and opened up about a few things to get to know him better! We made our way up to the Kings Practice facility in Sacramento to talk with him about everything from sacrifices he made for basketball, playing with team USA, his favorite food, his favorite music, being a baseball player, his sneaker collection and more! Check out the episode and let us know if you’d like to see more videos of him!

Thru The Lens: Episode 05 – Open Run with Jordan Crawford

CCassy Athena followed CBA/NBA player Jordan Crawford as he went through his morning routine of Open Gym and Rehab. Check out the episode and let us know your thoughts!

 

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