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 X CLIPPER NATION AT THE CLIPPERS PLAYOFF PARTY

 

The community came alive this past Friday as the Venice Ball League (“VBL”) hosted Clipper Nation, celebrating the Clippers 4-seed in the 2017 NBA Playoffs. The sun shined bright as the crowd pumped up Venice Beach. With Venice’s own masterful emcee Mouth Piece, aka the Voice of Venice Beach, providing play-by-play on the court and the Clippers’ own DJ Dense on the turntables, the action was live all afternoon.

A Perfect Warm Up for the 2017 Season

VBL showcased some of its star-studded talent, veterans and rookies alike, with a series of 5 on 5 games. These exhibition games were the first VBL games of the 2017 season. Glad to have Clipper Nation on hand to kick things off right!

The opening tip was won by Red Team’s Saved By The Bell (“SBTB”), fresh from a season in the Chinese Basketball Association. He started things off with a monstrous dunk over
Johnny Depp doppelganger Tauras. Mouth Piece let the crowd know one of VBL’s most important rules: get posterized, hit the bench! Tauras had to take a seat for 2 minutes to think over life decisions and the less-than-impressive start to his VBL summer.

 

“It’s a good rule,” Tauras said after the game. “It really wakes you up.” No kidding – bet Saved By The Bell’s shoes on yo head woke you up too!

Don’t feel bad though, Tauras, it wasn’t just you. SBTB went on to hammer down 5 more dunks in a row, giving The Red Team an early 6-0 lead. But The White Team came roaring back, led by the unflappable Jumpman Big. At just 20 years old, Mr. Big showcased a nasty 360 to rally his team within 2.

The Red Team prevailed however, coming full circle and finishing with a slam from the deadly SBTB to win 16-13.

The Venice Community Shows Out

After a couple VBL exhibition games, it was the crowd’s turn to get into the action. Lance, a high school hooper from Illinois here in Venice for a senior trip, stepped on the court and showed the crowd his best slam.

When asked about the dunk Lance had to say: “Awesome, man. The spirit here is amazing.” Agreed, Lance. Not bad for your first time on Venice Beach!

Some other members of the crowd took on the task of playing with the best of beach basketball in Los Angeles. VBL vet and streetball legend Sik Wit It made a fool of some poor beachgoers who made the mistake of trying to defend him, and Jumpman Big continued to lay down some sicknasty dunks.

After the games, it was Clipper Nation’s turn to take the court. Thanks to the Clippers Spirit for their flawless performance and the Dunk Team for lighting up the court with high-flying throwdowns.

Congrats to all the winners of FREE Clippers playoff tickets, including 91-year-old Dorothy. Like Lance, it was her first time on Venice Beach!

The Clippers Dunk Team left the court simmering, and DJ Spencer Ludwig brought us home with a poppin dance mix to end the festivities.

It was a great way to kick off the Clippers playoff run and open the VBL season. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and for all the beach ballers out there, don’t forget that VBL tryouts are coming up fast — so sign up today!

Stay tuned for more on this event, including highlights, videos and photo galleries right back here on VeniceBall.com. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Gram.

Until next time, #TheGameNeverStops.

– Wojissimo

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Top photo credit: Maximillian Baier 

Post and featured photos: Jim Claytor

 

 

 

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