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Celebrities come together to “Ball For A Cause” at Staples Center
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Imperial Courts annual game honors Brandon Jennings and Mark Hill
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Josh Hutcherson hosts 3rd annual celebrity charity basketball game
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BET Experience hosts insane slam dunk contest!!

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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Imperial Courts annual game honors Brandon Jennings and Mark Hill

LLos Angeles is a very large city that ranges from all types of people. Some parts of the city are more explored than others. A rare look into the Los Angeles projects is something hardly seen, especially being shown in a positive light. Compton native and NBA star Brandon Jennings wanted to change this a few years ago. He decided one night to show up at the Imperial Courts projects in Watts and surprise all the fans with a visit from an NBA player. He is the first player that came to play in a game in that area – and it was amazing! Brandon, along with Imperial Courts native/Pro Basketball player, Mark Hill, put together a game for all the community to enjoy. Everyone loved seeing it – so much so that they decided to make it an annual event. The next year they brought out Nick Young, Dorell Wright, JaVale McGee, Jerome Jordan and more. This year Brandon was not able to make the game due to rehabbing from an in-season injury, but Mark Hill continued the game. Mark, along with Joee Evans, put together another year of the event, including talented pro players, local guys, DJ’s and photographers. The game ended with a game winning shot by Mark Hill, complete with everyone rushing the court to congratulate him! Joee presented awards for Mark and Brandon to commend all that they do to give back to the community in Los Angeles. It’s a great cause and I was honored to be apart of it again! Check out the photos below

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Josh Hutcherson hosts 3rd annual celebrity charity basketball game

HHunger Games star Josh Hutcherson hosted a basketball game to raise money and awareness for StraightButNotNarrow.org, as well as raising money and electronics for education. The game took place in the heart of Downtown LA at Nokia Live. Celebrities included everyone from Romeo Miller, Kyle Massey, Don Benjamin, Terrell Owens, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin), NBA All Star DeMar DeRozan and many more! There were some nice highlights throughout the game but the White team ended up winning it all! Check out the photo gallery below

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BET Experience hosts insane slam dunk contest!!

SSunday at the BET experience included more basketball action inside the convention center – this time it included some of the best dunkers in the world. Sprite brought out the best dunkers to go face to face in a crazy slam dunk contest. Two of the craziest dunks of the contest included Guy Dupuy aka Frequent Flyer from France dunking over 6 people! To make things even crazier, Haneef Munir aka Young Hollywood made the crowd go wild! I am very familiar with Young Hollywood and his dunks – if you recall, last year the the 5’10” high flyer dunked over Blake Griffin in a glow-in-the-dark dunk spectacular. This time he brought out a female wearing heels to dunk over. To make it even crazier, he had her stand on a chair! After 2 failed attempts, the people running the show said due to time limitations they had to move on. The crowd was anticipating seeing this dunk go through and with the pressure of the fans, they agreed to let him have another go at it. He came through in an AMAZING dunk! By far one of the best dunks I’ve seen to date.

The contest rules were very unorganized. It had been an elimination process up until this point, leaving just Young Hollywood and Frequent Flyer. Out of no where, they said they want to have a dunk off and have all the guys come back to do another dunk. At the end they crowned Guy Dupuy the winner of the contest. All of the guys are extremely talented and Guy did do some awesome dunks, the best dunk of the night goes to Young Hollywood.

After the dunk contest, the best street ballers from Los Angeles came out to play. It included players from Venice Beach League, Ball Up and more. Make sure to check out the footage and all the pictures!

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