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UCLA defeats McNeese St at home
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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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BET Weekend hosts Dunk Contest
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JaVale McGee hosts Juglife Celebrity Softball Game
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Ball is Life hosts All American Highschool game
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Highschool Hoops: Bishop Montgomery visits St John Bosco

UCLA defeats McNeese St at home

UUCLA has been off to a solid start with beating some of the best teams in the country – including Kentucky (1) and Gonzaga (20). They took the win 67-53 over McNeese State to finish off their last game before the conference games start. Check out the photos 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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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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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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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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Ball is Life hosts All American Highschool game

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With the 2013-2014 basketball season coming to an end, there was one final showcase game held this past weekend in Long Beach, CA. Ball is Life held their 4th annual showcase game for Highschool Talent. Most people know of the Under Armour Elite 24, Adidas McDonalds All American and the Jordan Brand Classic. Although held throughout different dates during the season, those 3 showcase games have almost identical rosters. Ball is Life tries to go beyond that roster – to showcase the top talent that is sometimes overlooked and underrated. Although many of the players in this game have also played in the other major high school showcase games, there were some additional faces that were seen for the first time.

Unfortunately, Cliff Alexander, Jordan McLaughlin and Kelly Oubre were not able to play for various reason. Other than that, the players who did play certainly put on a great game. The halftime performance was by up-and-coming rapper, Casey Veggies. Overall the event was well put together and I look forward to seeing how it grows in years to come! Check out the gallery of pictures below:

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