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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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Kevin Durant showcases KD 8
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Ryan Hollins hosts Ballerzworld App Launch Party
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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Game
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Jordan Hangar opens in Los Angeles
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Drew League Playoffs kick off with upsets
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Thru The Lens: Episode 4 – Day in the Life of Nick Young
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Drew League Week 09 – Sunday: Brandon Jennings scores 56, Toronto All-Stars join forces, Disney Stars courtside and more!
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Air West continues with local talent taking on NBA stars

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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Kevin Durant showcases KD 8

AAlthough it may be the “off season” for the NBA, the players are still keeping busy! NBA Star Kevin Durant released his 8th shoe with Nike, the KD 8. He showcased his new shoe in Los Angeles at a basketball tournament that local fans could come apply for. Make sure to keep up with KD To see everything he’s got in store this summer!

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Ryan Hollins hosts Ballerzworld App Launch Party

RRyan Hollins (Sacramento Kings), Air West, the VBL and the new Ballerzworld App all collaborated for a launch party at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills on Sunday night. The event brought out basketball talent and industry talent from all over. Ballerzworld is an app for basketball players looking to link up for good runs and games! Read more about it at Ballerzworld.com and make sure to download the app! Check out the photo gallery below!

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NBA All Star Weekend: All Star Game

TThe most anticipated part of the entire weekend is of course the All Star game! The event took place at Madison Square Garden in front of a packed arena! The star studded event didn’t just include the stars on the court – the stands were filled with all kinds of familiar faces in the entertainment and sports world. It’s always fun watching the all star game because you can see how some of your favorite players would play on the same team – something we wouldn’t normally get to see throughout the regular season. These matchups and teammates made it a very interesting game to watch. Especially on the west – Stephen Curry and Chris Paul dishing assists – watching Russell Westbrook score everything coming his way as well! The game ended with the West taking the victory, as well as Russell winning MVP with 41 points! The second highest scorer ever in an All Star game (Off by 1 point for the most number!) It was a fun event to get to see live, make sure to check out the highlights on nba.com

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Jordan Hangar opens in Los Angeles

AAnyone who follows Carmelo Anthony and Jordan Brand has heard of Terminal 23 – a private gym located in the heart of New York – reserved for special events, as well as private runs that include anyone from Carmelo Anthony to Chris Brown. Jordan Brand has opened up a west coast version of this iconic gym in the heart of Los Angeles, called Jordan Hangar. The old airplane hangar was transformed into a basketball court, as well as other stations that include everything from checking out new clothes or trying out your dribbling skills.

This weekend hosted 2 days of excitement – Saturday featured LA Clippers Chris Paul, while Sunday was a battle of the best high school players in Southern California. I made my way down there Sunday  and got to check out some top basketball talent from Los Angeles, The Valley, Orange County, and Inland Empire. The championship game was IE vs LA, resulting in IE taking the win. As a special surprise, NBA Finals MVP and IE native Kawhi Leonard came to congratulate the players. The venue is really amazing, anyone who gets an opportunity to visit, make sure to check it out!

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Drew League Playoffs kick off with upsets

TThe Drew League playoffs officially kicked off last weekend. There were upsets left and right – teams that were expected to go through didn’t, while other teams that weren’t on the radar rose to the occasion. Saturday was filled with a lot of excitement.

Coming from the team USA game in Vegas the night before where Paul George had a horrible injury, it was understandable that NBA players might not want to continue playing immediately the next day. James Harden and DeMar DeRozan were on the sidelines checking out the action, as well as Dorell Wright. La Familia was missing DeMar, JR Smith and Ron Artest. It hurt them and they took the loss to the Jaguars. Next up was Nick Young’s team – he did play, but without Paul George or Gilbert Arenas, they too fell to Hank’s Houdini’s All-Stars. The next game was a classic rematch of the two teams responsible for the past 5 years of championships – Citi Team Blazers vs The Clozers (formerly LAUNFD) This was an extremely close game but it came down to the Blazers taking the win. Sunday was the next round of playoffs which knocked out most of the teams. The teams left that will compete for the championship are Cheaters 1 vs Houdini’s All-Stars and Cheaters 2 vs COA. You don’t want to miss the final games! It will be great basketball

Check out the photo gallery below!

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Thru The Lens: Episode 4 – Day in the Life of Nick Young

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TThis was the first episode I ever filmed for my web series, Thru the Lens. Nick Young had just returned home from his season in Philadelphia and was getting ready for the summer of free agency. He went on to be signed by the LA Lakers and has become one of the most lovable players in LA. In this episode, we follow not just Nick, but his assistant Adrian (aka Big Meat). This duo had me laughing non stop throughout the entire day. This webseries is made to give a more intimate look into the lives of some of your favorite athletes and entertainers. Instead of looking at the life of someone, I invite you to spend a day alongside them. This episode has everything from a sneak peak of Nick’s shoe collection, what he eats for breakfast, taking a trip to visit his parents, walking through USC and a hilarious bet at the end to figure out if the In N Out in Hollywood is closer to LaBrea or Highland. Check out the episode below and let me know your thoughts! More episodes coming soon!

 

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Drew League Week 09 – Sunday: Brandon Jennings scores 56, Toronto All-Stars join forces, Disney Stars courtside and more!

SSunday was a busy day at the Drew League. The morning started off with Jeff Remington scoring one of the biggest plays of the weekend – in fact it was so big, it made the Sports Center top 10! He has been one of the rising stars this summer, really making a name for himself. Because of Kevin Durant hosting a camp the previous day on the roof of the Drew League, rumors were spreading throughout that he would be playing that day. The line wrapped around the building to get inside. Although it felt like 100 degrees inside the gym, the stars made their way courtside checking out the games. Toronto Raptors stars Terrence Ross, Kyle Lowry and DeMar Derozan were watching the games until their game with La Familia. Disney stars Zendaya and Trevor Jackson were courtside snapping pictures with all of their fans. Dorell Wright made his…

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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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