Week 1
P4E 52
Green Lights 49
Week 1
Sunblock 73
Project Backboard 67
Week 1
Pasadena Bodybuilding 91
Clutch Pandas 80
Week 1
China Elite 55
Los Fearless 51
Week 1
1% Performance 63
We Are Chance 64
Week 2
P4E 57
We Are Chance 63
Week 2
The Empire 70
Los Fearless 61
Week 2
1% Performance 87
China Elite 89
Week 2
Project Backboard 109
The Undrafted 93
Week 2
Green Lights 78
Pasadena Bodybuilding 81
Week 3
P4E 79
Sunblock 84
Week 3
1% Performance 66
Project Backboard 73
Week 3
Pasadena Bodybuilding 61
China Elite 63
Week 3
The Empire 56
The Undrafted 53
Week 3
Green Lights 78
Clutch Pandas 64
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 71
Sunblock 82
Week 4
China Elite 78
P4E 77
Week 4
P4E 57
Los Fearless 55
Week 4
We Are Chance 63
Project Backboard 62
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 75
China Elite 76
Week 4
Green Lights 87
The Undrafted 55
Week 4
Pasadena Bodybuilding 84
1% Performance 86
Week 5
The Undrafted 70
Clutch Pandas 76
Week 5
Los Fearless 68
1% Performance 66
Week 5
P4E 53
Pasadena Bodybuilding 74
Week 5
Sunblock 60
We Are Chance 49
Week 5
Project Backboard 92
Green Lights 65
Week 6
Los Fearless 69
The Undrafted 55
Week 6
The Empire 63
We Are Chance 59
Week 6
Sunblock 73
1% Performance 78
Week 6
The Empire 78
Clutch Pandas 79
Week 6
Pasadena Bodybuilding 86
Green Lights 91
Week 7
Los Fearless 63
We Are Chance 56
Week 7
Project Backboard 71
The Empire 62
Week 7
China Elite 74
The Undrafted 62
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Green Lights 80
The Undrafted 73
Week 7 Playoff Q.
We Are Chance 58
P4E 67
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Pasadena Bodybuilding 88
Clutch Pandas 100
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Los Fearless 62
1% Performance 56

VBL 2012 FINALS – BEACH WARRIORS ARE THE NEW CHAMPIONS!

The Mean Ones were no match to the fully squaded  Beach Warriors led my Chosen One, Mute and Jett Blue who were dunking all over the place. Not only did they win by over 20 pts but they won with swag and class landing 18 dunks, the ball was moving and everyone did their thing. Thor completely shut the Beast and proved to be one of the most dominant big men in the VBL.

Special thanks to Ballin 4 Peace and the Godfather of streetball Ken Hicks for collaborating on this historical event

Our New host Sarah wrote about her experience in the VBL. We are so glad she joined the VBL family.

My Experience with the VBL

The Venice Basketball League playoffs were quite the experience. I attended the Semi-

finals in Hollywood, expecting to meet the people involved and watch some street basketball.

Upon my arrival, however, I was asked if I wanted to do some reporting. Feeling nervous, I

decided to get in front of the camera anyways and interview some of the athletes.

I was really impressed with the way the athletes treated me. Here I was, a new girl who

didn’t know any of their names or statistics, and not a whole lot of knowledge about basketball

for that matter. However despite all of that, I felt so welcomed and respected by everyone in the

league. These guys play ball with so much passion and athleticism. It was entertaining watching

these athletes play basketball simply because of their love for the game.

After an eventful evening in Hollywood, I decided to return to the VBL and report for the

championship game in Venice. The guys were all excited and had so much energy. They had

played hard all summer to get to this very game. Everyone was really positive and knew that

they’d have to play better than the other team to become the VBL Champions. The stands were

full of fans and it was a very exciting experience for me. Cliché or not, I felt special being a part

In the end, the Beach Warriors outplayed the Mean Ones, becoming the summer

2012 VBL Champions. 21 year old A.J., The Chosen One, was selected as the tournament’s

MVP. Following the game, former VBL athletes were inducted into the VBL Hall of Fame,

and fans were thoroughly impressed by Stretch, who won the jumping contest by reaching 12

feet. Overall, it was a great day at Venice Beach with hot weather, cool people, and of course,

awesome basketball. I had a lot of fun reporting for the league. I truly enjoyed interviewing the

athletes and working with everyone involved. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

-Sarah Valenti

 

Photos by Emarie follow her @Emariemaie

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