4th annual Ron Beals Day and VBL Finals- Honoring the Legends!

On Sunday, August 28th, Venice Beach legend, Ron Beals, was honored and celebrated at Veniceball’s thrilling 10 year anniversary event at the famous Venice Beach courts. It was all fun and smiles with hoopers and tourists from nine in the morning until the sun went down.

The event kicked off with Lakers shooting guard Nick “Swaggy P” Young, who was the special guest coach of the Kids VBL. The kids went through a series of drills then matched up in some 1 on 1 and 5 on 5 action and Nick took no mercy on the kids by dunking and blocking any shots he could.

NickYoung1.jpg

Just before noon, VBL paid respects to its forefathers with The Battle of the Legends. Ranging in age from 50 to 73, each player was a legend in their own right (Carl Fields, Gary Stephens, and more ).

The afternoon featured NBA impersonator B Dot and Famous Los, who hosted and played in VBL’s Bikini Game where two MVP’s split $500.

With A special performance by Rappin 4Tay and Compton AV the stage was on Fire!!

Ron Beals Day continued with Venice Beach legend Carl Fields challenging son, Brandon Fields, in 3-point contest championship presented by Muscle Milk.

China made yet another All Star team as Bloomage One (Beijing) battled VBL 2016 All Stars. Not much of a competition as Bloomage One continued to get dunked on left and right!

For the main event, The Brandblack All-Stars with their blood-red shoes took the court to face off against returning champs Hall of Fame.. This was the third consecutive time these teams faced off in the finals. Brandblack hadn’t lost a game this season, steamrolling through all competition with their physical style of play. Hall of Fame was confident with their credentials.

A giant trophy was placed in the middle of the court before tip off, reminding the players what was at stake. When the game began, it was as physical as expected. Elbows were thrown, hips were checked and it seemed like the refs swallowed the whistle. It was streetball defined. Brandblack started the first half strong and built a lead out of fast breaks and bully-ball in the paint. Perhaps they had a little too much confidence as Hall of Fame cut the lead right before the end of the half. Brandblack’s athleticism and size rolled Hall of Fame over. In the end, Brandblack was crowned VBL 2016 champions and Tristan ”King Hustle” won his third MVP in a row.

It wouldn’t be a complete day at Venice without the prestigious VBL dunk contest presented by ZTE. With the crowd at capacity, an all-star lineup of dunkers and celebrity judges, Ron Beals Day dunk contest stage was set to be one of the best dunk contests of the summer, and it did not disappoint. Click here for Highlights

 

The Ron Beals Day Dunk Contest lineup included:

Jordan “Flight” Sutherland,

Porter “What’s Gravity” Mayberry,

Chris “Everybody Hates Chris” Staples,

The Judges Panel included:

The Professor,

Spud Webb,

Schea Cotton,

James Goldstein,

RonBeals1.jpg

Interviews and videos were captured from media affiliates representing Time Warner Cable Sports, NBC Sports Radio, SLAM Magazine and more.  Check out VBL’s Video Recap and Photos from #RonBealsDay.

Written by Isaac Eger

Oh What a Day!! All Smiles and Fun on Ron Beals Day.. Everyone is a winner!!

14196096_1069129519837922_7053530447344665670_o 14124347_1069129886504552_6376179372619100765_o 14115596_1069130086504532_4838665936059020012_o 14107628_1069130436504497_2289855089870878635_o 14115043_1069130639837810_5211627665054369404_o 14102779_1069130853171122_4040737566061355364_o 14188538_1069131276504413_372311070331899114_o 14196108_1069131409837733_5523118631860074548_o 14115501_1069131553171052_4058830118775911688_o 14195311_1069131953171012_1892106081597301394_o 14188543_1069132046504336_3227421549843582540_o 14103006_1069132459837628_9169820466571774464_o 14107851_1069133603170847_8614269407256238574_o 14107846_1069134083170799_3149149894621978377_o

14115579_1069134373170770_3077458256680032363_o 14188283_1069124979838376_7366027461286186282_o 14102779_1069125079838366_1353159887200010925_o  14102976_1069125396505001_4646531364705534408_o 14138712_1069125836504957_486730760977801242_o 14114786_1069126123171595_8690389451962345295_o-1  14138083_1069126343171573_6574834468050415728_o 14205941_1069126513171556_5406128769596813646_o 14188343_1069126553171552_6528193972706991293_o 14188550_1069126669838207_7482757946496900232_o 14124398_1069126849838189_1751181753300097421_o 14138800_1069126846504856_7545643358618023267_o 14107833_1069126856504855_1126867473130045771_o 14138712_1069127009838173_2633936376006562829_o 14124308_1069127076504833_5497861576936175294_o 14188418_1069127106504830_8069401686042671830_o 14188699_1069127199838154_493491082265205357_o 14207664_1069127716504769_1234835993555316479_oat

Photos By Jeremy Renault  14188430_819125141559393_1410670885411058055_o 14102798_1069126199838254_8785962549347801694_o 14125666_1069126179838256_2454284330148868343_o 14102981_1069128023171405_1497328009807576308_o 14188195_1069128133171394_6056262323836222032_o 14196003_1069128566504684_5587347177539593643_o 14206179_1069128933171314_3928410094189836554_o 14125659_1069129169837957_2616693066972362736_o 14125141_1069129506504590_7730679677268081116_o 14188563_1069130183171189_759582354105631882_o  14114848_1069125526504988_2936261194450326190_o 14107836_1069125993171608_5427324109872258182_o 14138028_1069126259838248_9176908103085934284_o

 

How we wrapped up #RonBealsDay only on the West Coast by @livincool
How we wrapped up #RonBealsDay only on the West Coast #VBL

Leave a Reply