Tag - nba finals

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Harrison Barnes takes over ESPN & Red Bull
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Red Bull hosts Warriors Viewing Party
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Venice Beach League kicks off!
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Drew League Week 04 – Saturday
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Lost Footage: Off Season workout – Paul George vs Nick Young
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Drew League Fashion: Week 01
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Thru The Lens: Episode 03 – NBA Lockout “The Lost Episode”

Harrison Barnes takes over ESPN & Red Bull

WWith the Warriors winning their first championship in 40 years, the players are staying busy celebrating their hard work and success! Harrison Barnes came down to LA to spend the day with Red Bull, first stopping by ESPN’s Grantland and Sports Nation, then heading to the Red Bull Media House headquarters in Santa Monica for a surprise party. I got to follow Harrison for the day to capture everything and It was a lot of fun! Very happy for HB, Congrats on being an NBA Champion! Check out the photos below

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Red Bull hosts Warriors Viewing Party

WWith the playoffs going full throttle, it looks more and more like the Warriors have a chance of winning their first championship in 40 years. Red Bull threw a fan viewing party in San Francisco so the fans could get together for some great food, good company and Red Bull! Unfortunately the Warriors lost, but this series is far from over! Check out the photos below

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Venice Beach League kicks off!

Summer time in Los Angeles is full of basketball everywhere you look. The Drew League, JBL, Say-No Classic, Real Run and more. I’ve been covering some of the JBL and the Drew League so far but I would like to introduce the Venice Beach League pictures now being added! The Venice Beach League, also known as the VBL, takes place at the iconic basketball courts located in the heart of Venice Beach, CA. The games will be every Sunday starting at Noon. The majority of the basketball games in Los Angeles are indoor, but this is true street ball at its finest. Along with the players frequently seen throughout the other LA summer leagues, the VBL has been known to attract some of the coolest guests – from NBA stars to street ball legends. The list includes everyone from Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin, Dwayne Wade, The Bone Collector, Sick Wit It, G Smith, Zack Andrews and more! The pictures are courtesy of Emarie Marie! Check out the gallery below

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Drew League Week 04 – Saturday

This weekend I am out of town – I will be in San Antonio to shoot Game 2 of the NBA Finals (I’m super excited to be shooting my first NBA finals!) Despite being out of town, I made sure to have coverage of the Week 04 Drew League action that’s going on this weekend! Today included a variety of players, including Marcus Williams, Keion Bell, Stanley Johnson and Baron Davis. Next week the High school and College players will be joining the Drew League action. James Harden and DeMar DeRozan were also in the building to check out some of the games. Stay tuned for more exciting pictures this weekend. Thanks to Spencer Frank for filling in for me at the Drew.

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Lost Footage: Off Season workout – Paul George vs Nick Young

Throughout the summer time, I travel all around filming and taking pictures of some of the greatest basketball talent in the world. Before this website, I didn’t have the proper outlet to display it to everyone. Now, I will be posting exclusively on cassyathena.com my “Lost Footage” – footage that I have shot and never posted. Stay tuned for more exciting behind-the-scenes action.

To start it off, I took some footage of Paul George and Nick Young during an offseason workout. It includes drills, dunks, and a game with Nick vs Paul. Check out the video below!

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Drew League Fashion: Week 01

I‘m introducing a new section to spice up the Drew League photography I have – I’ll be including posts every week displaying fashion around the Drew League – From Athletes, to staff and more!

This year the Drew League revealed a new design for their jerseys – Each team had the opportunity to chose a team color. The “home” jerseys say “Drew League” in the front, while the “away” jerseys say the team name. The Game’s team, La Familia, has a jersey set unique to any other team. So far we have only seen one color way – a black jersey with gold writing saying “La Familia”. Once their alternative jerseys are revealed, I’ll be sure to post a picture of those as well. Aside from the variety of jerseys, you can find a unique style of fashion, from head to toe. Sneakers are one of the biggest expressions at these games – seeing what “heat” these players will bring out is always a surprise.

My favorite mix is the return of the “Drew Crew” shirts. During the 2011 season, the drew league staff members would rock the “Drew Crew” shirts. This year, with Nike in the mix, they created a new design for these shirts for the staff to wear.

Because this is the first post, it will just be a teaser – next week we will come full force with even more content, so stay tuned!

 

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Thru The Lens: Episode 03 – NBA Lockout “The Lost Episode”

As the summer approaches and the NBA season comes to an end, the summer pro-am league basketball circuit begins to take off. The Drew League will begin this weekend, May 17. My first year at the Drew League was in 2011 during the NBA lockout. I was the photographer but I also captured never-before-seen video as well. I put together a video showing my perspective of the NBA lockout, including the two biggest games that year – The Drew League vs The Goodman League: “Capitol Punishment” and “The Big Payback”. Every Monday I will be releasing a new episode of Thru The Lens, exclusively on my website!

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