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

Week 4 King Hustle Notches 4th Straight Player of the Game Honors

Through the first quarter of this 2017 Venice Basketball League (“VBL”) season, The NovaStars (4-0) have been living up to their name, exploding to a star-like undefeated start. This week pitted them against fellow undefeated team Project Backboard (2-1), an equally fiery squad that posted the first 100-point game in VBL history last week. The win is that much more impressive when you know that Project backboard counted star guard Franklin Session, as one of its star players.

Led by their captain Tristan “King Hustle” Wilson (20 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast), the NovaStars played an ultra-physical game versus the first-year Project Backboard team, hammering the boards and throwing down a number of vicious transition dunks en route to a 61-50 win.

“It’s our brand of basketball,” Mr. Hustle said of the team’s physicality. He’s not kidding – a monster on the interior throughout the game, King Hustle fought for nearly every putback and rebound, creating space for his teammates to seize boards even when he couldn’t.

Being recognized for outstanding play is familiar territory for 3-time league MVP and 2-time VBL Finals MVP, who began the 2016 season with four straight POG honors as well.

What more does a player with so many VBL accolades have left to prove? Not much, apparently.

“I do it for the love of the game,” King Hustle said following the win, still wearing his trademark black wayfarers shades. “And I just want to keep racking up those championships.”

As on of the only league players to wear shades during play, perhaps he knows something the rest of the league has yet to figure out: it’s flippin sunny on Venice Beach!

The Panda’s Friend Chews Up China Elite

In other news around the league, Metta World Peace’s team, The Panda’s Friend (1-3), took on the China Elite All-Stars (0-4) in a battle of the winless, earning their first W behind 36 points from VBL veteran Young Mouth. China Elite played a close game throughout the first three-quarters, but couldn’t capitalize TPF’s consistent cherry-picking strategy which served up numerous 5-on-4 or 5-on-3 offensive opportunities for China Elite. Work that three-man weave, fellas!

Later in the afternoon, Team Sunblock (2-2) fought for a narrow 3-point victory over one-time VBL champs Hall of Fame (1-3). The game came down to the final play as HOF’s Victor Evans drew a foul on a three-point shot attempt in the closing seconds. With a chance to send the game to OT, #3 went oh-for-three at the line. Blame the wind, son, blame the wind! #beachbasketball

In the day’s final two games, Los Fearless lost to The Venetians by a score of 31-41.  MHP had a monster performance with a highlight reel from Chris Staples who came back last week from his FIBA 3X3 World Cup Dunk Contest.  Hub Select just could not hold the display of athleticism couple with good basketball IQ. Staples finished with 38 pts and too many dunks to list them. Stay tuned for the highlights coming soon on Instagram Facebook and Youtube 

 

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