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Thru The Lens: (Behind the Scenes) Ball is Life All American Game 2016
“Ball Up” Street Ball takes over downtown LA
Casey Veggies reaction to XXL Freshman Class 2014

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

“Ball Up” Street Ball takes over downtown LA

SStreet Ball legends took over the Nokia Live in downtown Los Angeles for an acrobatic display of basketball. Ball Up, formerly known as And-1, is a team of the top street ball players in the country. They travel the world playing against local talent from each city. At the end of each game, one player is chosen from each city to come compete at the final game in Las Vegas at the end of the summer. From there, one player will be chosen to join the Ball Up team and travel the world with them.  They are not only amazing basketball players but awesome people as well! I have worked with Ball Up and many of the players for years and they are really great to be around. The atmosphere at the games is very playful and fun. Many of the NBA rules do not apply, leaving for the creative minds of these ball players to take over – From insane ball handling skills to hanging off the rim after a monster slam dunk.

The opposing team in LA included a lot of local guys who can be seen balling at the Drew League, Venice Beach League and Air West. The celebrity guest coaches of the team were James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Gilbert Arenas (NBA Allstar). The halftime performance included a show from the group LMFAO. Many stars were seen sitting courtside enjoying the game as well!

Ball Up is currently touring the country right now and will be concluding the summer in Las Vegas! Be sure to check out a game when they come to your town. Check out the photo gallery below!



Casey Veggies reaction to XXL Freshman Class 2014


Up-and-coming rapper Casey Veggies has made quite an impact on the music scene already. The magazine XXL releases a list every year with the “Freshman Class” – 12 of the hottest new talent (according to XXL) in the rap game.

Casey was one of many talented artists that did not appear on this years cover.

After performing at halftime for the Ballislife All-American High school game, Casey talked about his work ethnic and his opinion about the cover, including that he respects the magazine and the artists, but no matter what people say he will continue to rise to the top and be one of the best.

Check out the video below:

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