Tag - D’Angelo Russell

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Lakers celebrate Christmas with local kids
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D’Angelo Russell talks AF1 at the Nike Vault
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Power 106 hosts 3rd annual celebrity game at USC
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Matt Barnes & Snoop Dogg host 3rd Annual Athletes vs Cancer game
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Drew League 2015: Week 12 – Semi-Finals (Sun)
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Ball is Life hosts All American Highschool game

Lakers celebrate Christmas with local kids

TThe Lakers players and Lakers girls got together with local kids in the community to celebrate Christmas with some fun activities at the Lakers Practice facility. The kids first got a chance to ice skate with the Lakers girls for some icey fun! Then they made their way over to the basketball court to take a picture with Kobe Bryant. The rest of the team was set up around the gym at different stations that the kids got to visit and participate in different drills – from shooting to passing and more! It was a fun event and it was great seeing the entire Lakers team giving back! Check out the photos below

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D’Angelo Russell talks AF1 at the Nike Vault

LLos Angeles Laker, D’Angelo Russell, stopped by the Nike Vault in downtown LA for an exclusive meeting with fans to talk about Air Force 1’s. Fans got a chance to sign up online to enter the exclusive event and be up close and personal with all of the fun things the Nike Vault has to offer – from customizing t-shirts, Nike ID-ing shoes and more! D’Angelo sat down with DJ Skee to talk more about sneakers, followed by D’Angelo walking around getting to interact with everyone there! Check out the photo gallery below!

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Power 106 hosts 3rd annual celebrity game at USC

PPower 106 hosted their annual Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit Homeboy Industries. The star studded event took place for the second year in a row at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles. Familiar faces included everyone from Chris Brown and his daughter Royalty, Tyga, Romeo, Kid Ink, Jeremih, Airdogg, DJ Eman, The Professor, Bone Collector, Travis Barker, Baby Bash, Nelly, Don Benjamin, Kalin and Myles, Zendaya, Rita Ora, Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo Russell, Chanel Iman, Kendal Jenner and more!

Halftime included performances by everyone from Bobby Brackins & Zendaya to the Jabbawockeez

The game came down just a few points when Don Benjamin had a big block and a layup to secure their lead and ultimately get the win! It was a fun game for a great cause. Check out all of the pictures below!

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Matt Barnes & Snoop Dogg host 3rd Annual Athletes vs Cancer game

BBack to back to back! As the 3rd annual Athletes vs Cancer game ended, Team Snoop was victorious for the third year in the row over Team Matt. After the event has continued to grow each year, UCLA’s Drake Stadium proved to be a perfect venue to host the game. The celebrities and athletes fueled by the city put on a show for the ages. Both teams were packed with stars, Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Eric Bledsoe, Swaggy P were front runners for Team Barnes. While Chuck Liddell, John Wall, Baron Davis and Kenneth Faried held it down for team Snoop. It sure didn’t look like the NBA stars had a hard time transitioning their talents, as their athleticism was on full display. Faried looked more like an NFL receiver than a NBA forward! John Wall backed up his claim as the fastest player in the NBA with ease. With other stars such as Wiz Khalifa, Ray J and Lakers #2 draft pick D’Angelo Russell in attendance, it was truly a star studded event – but never lost focus of its core meaning. All the people were there to support Barnes’ non-profit foundation Athletes vs Cancer. Barnes started the foundation in 2008 after losing his mother to cancer. For the last 3 years he has hosted this game, as well as other events, to raise money and awareness. The proceeds from the game will go towards supporting those that continue to fight the battle vs cancer on a daily basis! Be sure to check out pictures below!

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Drew League 2015: Week 12 – Semi-Finals (Sun)

TThe Drew League continued its round of playoffs with some more great action. The newest Los Angeles Laker, D’Angelo Russell, came out to support me taking pics at the Drew League as well 😛

Check out the photos below

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Ball is Life hosts All American Highschool game

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With the 2013-2014 basketball season coming to an end, there was one final showcase game held this past weekend in Long Beach, CA. Ball is Life held their 4th annual showcase game for Highschool Talent. Most people know of the Under Armour Elite 24, Adidas McDonalds All American and the Jordan Brand Classic. Although held throughout different dates during the season, those 3 showcase games have almost identical rosters. Ball is Life tries to go beyond that roster – to showcase the top talent that is sometimes overlooked and underrated. Although many of the players in this game have also played in the other major high school showcase games, there were some additional faces that were seen for the first time.

Unfortunately, Cliff Alexander, Jordan McLaughlin and Kelly Oubre were not able to play for various reason. Other than that, the players who did play certainly put on a great game. The halftime performance was by up-and-coming rapper, Casey Veggies. Overall the event was well put together and I look forward to seeing how it grows in years to come! Check out the gallery of pictures below:

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