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Matt Barnes & Snoop Dogg host 3rd Annual Athletes vs Cancer game
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JaVale McGee hosts 2nd Annual JugLife Celebrity Game
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Team USA vs Dominican Republic [New York]
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Team USA continues at West Point
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Team USA Las Vegas Scrimmage
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Air West continues with local talent taking on NBA stars
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Kenneth Faried, Brandon Jennings, Rashad McCants and Stanley Johnson show out at Air West
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Team USA scrimmage in Vegas

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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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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Team USA vs Dominican Republic [New York]

TToday was the first exhibition game in New York – Team USA vs the Dominican Republic. The game was held at Madison Square Garden to a sold out crowd. The final score was 105-62, a victory for USA. Their next game will be on Friday! Check out the gallery below:

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Team USA continues at West Point

TTeam USA has been making their way across the United States before they head to the FIBA World Cup in Spain later this month. Their last stop in the US is New York. On Monday, the team made their way to West Point to visit with some of our troops. An open practice took place for everyone that came out. After the practice, team USA had the West Point Men’s and Women’s basketball players join them in competing in everything from 3-point contests to a very exciting game of knockout! Everyone was all smiles and overall had a good time!

Check out the photo gallery below

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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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Air West continues with local talent taking on NBA stars

Last night another Air West run took place in the heart of Los Angeles. One of the Los Angeles basketball players who has been making quite a buzz around the world is Kwame Alexander. Kwame played his first professional year of basketball last year overseas and has come back this summer looking to build an even bigger name for himself. This summer at the Drew League alone, his dunks have gone viral across all sports media outlets. He has been putting on a show at the Venice Beach League, securing the “Player of the Week” more than once. Last weekend he participated in the BET Experience Sprite Slam Dunk contest. Last night he got a chance go to head to head against Denver Nuggets star, Kenneth Faried. Both are known for their size and athletic ability (as well as their dreadlocks). I showed up to take pictures a little after the run had already started but as soon as I walked in, everyone was buzzing about Kwame dunking over Kenneth Faried. I didn’t get the pic, but our good friend Porterhouse LA was there last night and captured the action. Hey, at least Kenneth was playing defense and we know he’s caught his fair share of bodies with the dunks! Elliott Williams from the Philadelphia 76ers was also in the building scoring buckets! Overall it was a fun night, be sure to check out the photo gallery below!

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Kenneth Faried, Brandon Jennings, Rashad McCants and Stanley Johnson show out at Air West

LLast night I was back at Air West, an exclusive invite-only basketball run located in the heart of Los Angeles. The run included names like Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Jennings (Detroit Pistons), Rashad McCants (NBA) and Stanley Johnson (U of A). Check out the picture gallery to see the action! You never know who will show up to the runs

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Team USA scrimmage in Vegas

While filming my newest episode of Thru The Lens, Austin Daye and I traveled over to catch the Team USA game. I had a great time! Even made my way courtside to take some pics 🙂

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