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JaVale McGee hosts 2nd Annual JugLife Celebrity Game
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Imperial Courts annual game honors Brandon Jennings and Mark Hill
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Drew League 2015: Week 12 – Semi-Finals (Sun)
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Drew League 2015: Week 12 – Semi-Finals (Sat)
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The Cassy Athena Collection
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Drew League 2015: Week 08 – Sunday
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Drew League 2015: Week 05 – Sunday
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Drew League 2015: Week 04 – Sunday
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Drew League 2015: Week 03 – Sunday
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Drew League 2015: Week 03 – Saturday

JaVale McGee hosts 2nd Annual JugLife Celebrity Game

JJaVale McGee has been busy in the offseason with signing to a new team but he still finds time to raise money and awareness for the less fortunate. JaVale started a movement called #JugLife to bring awareness to drink more water and live a healthier lifestyle. Last year, he threw his first annual celebrity softball game, which raised money towards building water wells in Uganda. This year he hosted his 2nd game at UCLA and it included stars like Klay Thompson, Nick Young, Matt Barnes, Kenneth Faried, Jordan Clarkson, Chanel Iman, Andre Roberson, Hannah Stocking, Laura Govan, Stevie J and more.

Klay Thompson’s younger brother Trayce is a professional baseball player with the White Sox. Just this past week he scored his first homerun. Klay came out and showed that he’s not the only Thompson with baseball skills – he scored multiple homeruns during the game! It was super hot outside but everyone was in good spirits and it was a lot of fun! Check out the gallery 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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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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Drew League 2015: Week 12 – Semi-Finals (Sat)

SSaturday’s Drew League was one of the most exciting days of the summer! It was packed full of all kinds of stars – Andre Drummond, Stanley Johnson, Klay Thompson, James Harden, Nick Young, Jordan Hamilton, Quincy Miller, Eric Moreland, Dorell Wright and more! Check out the photos below

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The Cassy Athena Collection

II recently held my first gallery to showcase my photography! The event took place the day before the ESPYS and it was a great turnout. The venue that hosted the gallery was Neo 39 in Old Town Pasadena, it was an underground space that they recently built but hasn’t been open to the public yet.

The space included 37 of my photos – ranging from sports to music to lifestyle. Featured pictures included Paul George, Pooch Hall, Andre Drummond, Jeron Johnson, Trevor Jackson, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, James Harden, The Game and more…

 

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It was such a beautifully organized event – with everything from a Red Carpet, Catering, The Dodgers DJ, Our sponsors Neo 39, Brees Cakes, Silky Socks, Toast Vodka, Dale Energy, Body Armour, Deuce Brand, as well as amazing photographers & videographers to capture everything. I had such an amazing time! BIG Thank you to Dominique/CMPR-inc for putting this together last minute and believing in me to pull everything together. Thanks to Nick Young for also signing a pair of Foamposite’s to auction off to Charity for Union Station.

Special guests included Andre Drummond, Cortez Bryant, Don Benjamin, Quincy Miller, Isaiah Austin, Craig Smith, Omar Bolden, Jeron Johnson, Duke Ihenacho, Jonathan Dowling, Marvin Cortes, Brittney Elena, E.B. Wright and more…

Check out the Photos and Videos from the event!!

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Drew League 2015: Week 08 – Sunday

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!

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Drew League 2015: Week 05 – Sunday

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!

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Drew League 2015: Week 04 – Sunday

OOne of the most exciting games today was between BB4L and Pandas. The game was close – going back and forth. With seconds left on the clock, BB4L was up and it looked like a for sure win. The Pandas Ian Pinckney got the ball and threw it across court before time expired – and the shot went in! It was one of the most exciting ways to end the game!! His teammates rushed to him after the game to celebrate. Its moments like those that make basketball so fun to be apart of. Streetball legend, Sik Wit It, was also in attendance playing with Problems. Check out the photo gallery below of the Sunday games!

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