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Andre Drummond celebrates UFC fighter’s birthday in Hollywood
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Matt Barnes & Snoop Dogg host 3rd Annual Athletes vs Cancer game
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Team USA Mini-Camp 2015: Day 02 Sneakers
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Team USA Mini-Camp 2015: Sneakers
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John Wall explains meaning of tattoos with Red Bull
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BET Weekend hosts Dunk Contest
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BET Weekend hosts Celebrity Basketball Game
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NBA All Star Weekend: Sneakers
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Team USA Las Vegas Scrimmage
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JaVale McGee hosts Juglife Celebrity Softball Game

Andre Drummond celebrates UFC fighter’s birthday in Hollywood

FFriday night was a busy night for Hollywood – particularly at club Playhouse. NBA Star John Wall celebrated his birthday, as well as a live performance from Lil Wayne. The club brought in basketball stars and celebrities from all over the country.

This past week, the Detroit Pistons were in Las Vegas doing team bonding. One of their activities was training with UFC fighters (check out some of the Instagram videos below)

One of the UFC fighters, Kevin Lee (who is also from Detroit) just turned 23 and Andre Drummond brought him out to Hollywood to celebrate on Friday night. It was a lot of fun and there were so many people! Check out some 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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Team USA Mini-Camp 2015: Day 02 Sneakers

WWe posted the sneakers the Team USA players were wearing on Day 01, but day 02 of practice brought out some more faces and more sneakers! LeBron James made his mini-camp debut, of course rocking his signature shoe. Kyrie Irving is still injured and not able to play, but he was rocking a new colorway of his Kyrie 1s. John Wall was also wearing a team USA themed adidas shoe. Dwight Howard had his custom DH12 Adidas sneakers. Klay Thompson had a team USA Li-Ning custom shoe. Check out the pics below!

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Team USA Mini-Camp 2015: Sneakers

TThe excitement of seeing which players will be participating in team USA is a big deal – but there is another world that looks for something more than just the players. The sneaker world looks forward to seeing all of the player exclusive shoes that the guys wear. This year did not disappoint, with the first look at the Curry Two, another colorway of the Kyrie 1, Custom versions for John Wall, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony – as well as some other player exclusives you have to check out below!

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John Wall explains meaning of tattoos with Red Bull

RRed Bull did a piece on NBA Star John Wall to talk about the meaning and importance of his tattoos. They filmed throughout the day at his summer house in Los Angeles. John even brought out his tattoo artist, Randy, to show the process and tattoo him while the cameras were rolling. Check out all the great pictures below, as well as the article that Red Bulletin posted with my photos!

John Wall shares a day in his life with Red Bull, in Beverly Hills, CA, USA, on 29 June, 2015.

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BET Weekend hosts Dunk Contest

TThe dunk contest for during the BET Experience this year was exciting! Some of the best dunkers around the world came out to show off their skills. The celebrity guest judges were NBA players John Wall, Zach LaVine and Glen “Big Baby” Davis. It was a close call, but French dunker Guy Dupuy won the contest! Check out the photos below

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BET Weekend hosts Celebrity Basketball Game

IIf anyone made it out last year to the BET Celebrity Game, they know what a great turn out it was – as well as a good game! (Went into overtime!) This year did not disappoint. The star-studded event included everyone from Chris Brown, Trevor Jackson, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Tyga, Meek Mill, Floyd Mayweather, Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and more. John Wall and Big Boy were the celebrity coaches for the game. French player/dunker, Guy Dupuy, won MVP of the game! Check out the awesome action shots below!

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NBA All Star Weekend: Sneakers

FFor anyone looking for interesting, new and exciting sneakers, All Star weekend had a bunch of new surprises and colorways. Aside from the launch of the Kobe X’s and the Curry 1s, you could find the players wearing custom colorways and upcoming releases. Kanye West also released his first shoe with Adidas during all star weekend. Check out the pictures of some of the kicks around All Star weekend!

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Team USA Las Vegas Scrimmage

FFriday night was the first scrimmage for Team USA. The game started off good, as this was the big return game of Derrick Rose. The energy in the building was great – as everyone in the building cheered for every basket. There were no sides, this was just all Americans coming together to represent USA Basketball. The first half was solid, with lots of exciting plays. To end the first half, Damian Lillard hit nearly a full court buzzer beating shot that got the crowd at an all time high for excitement. The third quarter continued with great action and finally the fourth quarter. Paul George went down with a horrible leg injury – the bone broke right in half upon landing after his attempt to block a layup. It was hard to witness but Paul George is one of the strongest players I’ve met – mentally he will come back and be greater than ever. To see the reaction pictures of the players after Paul’s injury, click here.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to a speedy recovery. To see the pictures from the game, click the photo gallery below!

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JaVale McGee hosts Juglife Celebrity Softball Game

WWith the summer in full effect and many athletes spending their summer time in Los Angeles, you can expect to see a variety of celebrities coming together for all kinds of events. JaVale McGee started a movement called #JugLife – to encourage people to drink at least a gallon of water a day to improve their health and overall quality of life. In honor of the #JugLife movement, he hosted a charity game to raise money towards building water wells in Uganda in 2015. The game included names like Nick Young, John Wall, Andre Drummond, Omarion, Rashad McCants, Ray J, Terrell Owens, Don Benjamin, Doug Christie, Laura Govan, Kevin McCall and many more. Check out the photo gallery below!

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