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!
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!
FFacet Studios photographer, a.k.a. Hasan, celebrated his birthday with a big bang! The invite-only event took place at a mansion in the hills of Calabasas. Hasan is known for shooting amazing studio portraits, mainly of beautiful women and celebrities. The party was filled with exactly that – beautiful women and celebrities. Familiar faces included everyone from Chris Brown, Sean Kingston, Matt Barnes, Snoop Dogg, French Montana, Cortez Bryant, and more! Sincere Show was the host of the night. Check out the pictures from this exclusive event! Thank you Hasan for having us, Happy Birthday!
WWith the holidays quickly approaching, everyone is thinking of the wonderful gifts they will be receiving. Matt Barnes used this time to spread cheer to those who are less fortunate. On behalf of his charity, Athletes vs Cancer, Matt had many celebrities and talented artists donate items to a silent auction to raise money. All of the guests in attendance donated a pair of sneakers and a new toy. The event was held at the Skybar at Mondrian in West Hollywood. Overall the event was a success, including great people, great music and positive vibes. Familiar faces included Matt Barnes, Snoop Dogg, Columbus Short, Carmelita Jeter, Laura Govan, Gloria Govan, Quincy Brown, DJ Quik, Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Corey Maggette, Patrick Warburton, Dr J and many more! Check out the photo gallery below:
WWith the BET awards being in town, they put on lots of free events for people to come check out. One of the events I went to take pictures at was the Sprite Celebrity Basketball Game inside the LA Convention Center. It had a lot of last minute surprise guests – the players included everyone from Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Floyd Mayweather, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Trevor Jackson, Christian Keyes, Terrell Owens, Tyga, DeSean Jackson, Baron Davis, Josh Smith, Doug Christie, Rajon Rondo, Soulja Boy, Omarion, Terrence J, Kenyon Martin and many more! Guests like Don Benjamin, Bow Wow, Lil Mama and Kid Red came out to watch the game. The halftime performance included Problem and Bad Lucc! The game was actually really close and with seconds left in overtime, Chris Brown passed the ball to Doug Christie for the game winning shot! Chris was awarded the MVP of the game but passed his award to Snoop Dog! It was a fun game, be sure to check out the gallery of pictures below.