CChris Paul is not only an amazing basketball player, but he also is a great coach. He coaches an AAU team – Cp3 All-Stars – which includes the number 1 High School player in the country, Harry Giles III. I made my way out to his tournament in Vegas and got to see some great basketball! Right before CP3’s team took the court, Jayson Tatum, the number 2 player in the country, took to the floor to show his game. His team played against Victor Oladipo’s team. Jayson and Harry recently represented team USA and won Gold in Greece. Jayson is a Duke commit, which leads many to hope/believe that Harry might be joining him as well. Until Harry makes his decision for a college, he is continuing to dominate the highschool world. He played amazing this game! Really excited to watch his career grow! Check out the photos below
NNow that July is here, the NBA players are allowed to play in the summer leagues. The Drew League did not disappoint this weekend with entertaining basketball. Check out the photos below!
WWith the Warriors winning their first championship in 40 years, the players are staying busy celebrating their hard work and success! Harrison Barnes came down to LA to spend the day with Red Bull, first stopping by ESPN’s Grantland and Sports Nation, then heading to the Red Bull Media House headquarters in Santa Monica for a surprise party. I got to follow Harrison for the day to capture everything and It was a lot of fun! Very happy for HB, Congrats on being an NBA Champion! Check out the photos below
WWeek 04 of Ball Up continues on Fathers Day – a great way to continue the weekend, with the very exciting Ball Up Tour being the night before! The Ball Up guys came up to the tournament to check out the day of games as well. Always a pleasure being around such talented and great guys! It was fun to see so many dad’s that came out to support their sons playing, as well as the players who had little ones at the games. Check out the photos below!
EEvery summer the Ball Up tour is a game you don’t want to miss! They travel the country and battle the local players of each city, in search of the next addition to the Ball Up Tour. This year the games kicked off in Long Beach, CA at the Pyramid. The guest NBA Coach for the local team was Toronto Raptor, DeMar DeRozan. The local LA Team put up a good fight, but ultimately the Ball Up squad won. Check out the photos below and be sure to catch them in a city near you!
OOne of my favorite parts about working with athletes is getting to know them outside of basketball – seeing their hobbies and what sparks their interest. Every athlete has a different and unique story, something you get a taste of especially during the offseason. Today my friend Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons invited me to come out and try paintballing for the first time down at Hollywood Sports in Bellflower, CA! It’s something i’ve always wanted to try, but I have to admit I was a bit nervous about it! He brought out a great group of people, ranging from beginners to very skilled! I definitely got the more painful side of the day – ending up with multiple bruises from the paintball hits! I had a really fun time, Andre is such a great guy! Check out some of the pictures below!
TThe Drew continued this week with a full day of exciting games. Baron Davis also brought his son to come check out the Drew for the first time! Super cute 🙂 Check out the gallery of pictures from Week 05 at the Drew!
WWith the playoffs going full throttle, it looks more and more like the Warriors have a chance of winning their first championship in 40 years. Red Bull threw a fan viewing party in San Francisco so the fans could get together for some great food, good company and Red Bull! Unfortunately the Warriors lost, but this series is far from over! Check out the photos below
NNick Young spent Friday night with a pre-birthday celebration at club Playhouse in Hollywood, CA. Others that joined him included fellow stars Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozan, Jared Cunningham and girlfriend Iggy Azalea. Happy Birthday Nick!