The tournament kicked off with Los Angeles vs The Valley. The Valley took control early on in the game and took the win. The next game was Orange County vs Inland Empire. IE are the defending champions from last year’s tournament. They also took a major lead in this game and took the win. Before the championship game began, there was a dunk contest with some impressive players. Chris Paul stopped by with his son Chris to interact with the players and check out all of the Jordan Brand stations set up. The championship game was a great match up with two very good teams. Unfortunately, the marine layer came in strong and the floor started to get slippery, causing the game to end before it was over.
Overall it was an amazing location with really great high school talent! Looking forward to seeing the other exciting events that Jordan Brand will put together! Check out the photo gallery below
Casper Ware Jr. also came out to play with Cheaters 2. Casper won MVP of the Drew League during the NBA lockout in 2011. With scheduling conflicts and summer time activities, a lot of the bigger names weren’t able to make it out to the games Saturday. Check out the photo gallery below!
One of my biggest passions is art – everything from digital media to fine arts. I painted a portrait of my friend John Wall from the Washington Wizards. He’s been injured the majority of the season, but luckily 1 week before he came to play in Los Angeles against the Clippers, he returned to the court. When he came to LA, I got to head down to the game and watch him play! Truly a talented basketball player. After the game I gave him the painting and he loved it! Good luck to John!