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
IIt’s always fun when fans get an opportunity to meet and greet their favorite athletes – today Los Angeles had the pleasure of having NBA Champion Harrison Barnes come through to sign autographs! Adidas set up an area at the Northridge Mall to try out their new sneakers and meet HB. If you’ve never met Harrison, he’s one of the most humble and personable guys around! I had a fun time hanging out and capturing all the interactions! Check out the pics below!
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
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
TThis episode is part 1 as we follow Harrison Barnes throughout his NBA workout during the offseason. He starts off his mornings by working out with his trainer, Travelle. He talks about the importance of strength training and taking care of your body during the entire year. Check out his routine and stay tuned to see what happens in Part 2 when we travel to Santa Barbara’s p3 facility to get some in depth performance analytics!
TTo continue the birthday festivities, Baron Davis celebrated with his friends and family at Skateland in Northridge! It was impressive seeing all the skating skills, but most of all, it was a great time! Check out the pictures below
SSaturday Night is one of the most anticipated night of All Star Weekend because it includes so many different kinds of challenges with all kinds of stars! The events took place at Barclays center in Brooklyn. It started off with everyone in the building having a necklace around their chair that not only would light up – it also was remote controlled to sync with the music and any other activities going on! (Similar to what we saw at the Jordan Hangar last month!)
The night started with the Degree Shooting Stars which was won by Team Bosh. Next was a new twist on the Taco Bell Skills Challenge (which I thought was much more exciting to watch!) which was won by Patrick Beverly. The 3-point contest was super exciting and star studded! The top 3 players to move on to the final round were Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. The battle of the Splash Brothers as well as defending 3point champion Kyrie – it was really up in the air of who would take home the trophy. Stephen Curry had an exciting run and hit 13 shots in a row!! He ended up winning the contest with 27 points in the final round. To finish the night off was the dunk contest. Zack LaVine came out with some really exciting dunks (including his “Space Jam” dunk) to take home the trophy. Check out the highlights of the night on nba.com if you missed it!
AAnother fun part about All Star Weekend is the opportunity for fans to meet their favorite players! Some of the players involved with the All Star Weekend activities (and even some that were just in town visiting) were doing signings for the fans that wanted to come out and get an autograph and say hi. Under Armour set up a signing for Stephen Curry at the Footlocker on 34th street. Today was also the first day launch of the Curry One! I arrived at 8am and there was already a long line in the FREEZING weather! The event started at 9am and the line had grown even more – stretching all the way down the street. Stephen was able to get through the entire line and greet everyone that had waited for him. On his way out, he made sure to high-five and say hi to the fans that were waiting outside to say hi as he left. Congrats Stephen! Check out the pictures below:
WWith All Star Weekend and Fashion Week kicking off in New York, Under Armour announced their new plans for the brand and whats coming next. Hosted by CEO Kevin Plank, Entertainer Jamie Foxx and NBA All-Star Stephen Curry, they talked about the Book of Will, covering the various inspirational stories of different figures. They also announced the upcoming launch of Stephen Curry’s first signature shoe, the Curry One. To close off the event, they revealed an epic commercial featuring Jamie Foxx and Stephen Curry. Check out the photos and commercial below!