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

2017 VBL Ron Beals Day – Full Schedule

Ron Beals and NBA Champs Hosts VBL End of the Summer Basketball Party

This Sunday, August 13th, VBL will wrap up its 11th summer season with a star-studded day on the court.

Honoring Venice Beach legend Ron Beals who featured in opening scene in “White Men Can’t Jump”, is the inspiration behind this historical day. Beals has contributed 40 plus years of basketball to Venice Beach and even more to the culture of streetball. Beals suffered a stroke 5 years ago and VBL honors his legacy at the end of every summer by bringing him back out in his wheelchair to admire the fruit of his labor.  

As usual, Sunday morning kicks off with to host KVBL’s Youth Basketball Clinic at 9:00am.

Throughout the day, Cedric Ceballos, former Laker and NBA dunk champion, will be hosting on the mic and turn-tables.

VBL finishes with the first ever championship sunset game on its new courts at 6:30pm. Following the championchip ceremony, there will be a screening of the legendary White Men Can’t Jump. See below for full schedule.


VBL End of Summer Basketball Festival Schedule

9:00am: KVBL Youth Basketball Clinic with NBA guest

10:00am: KVBL 10U All Star Game

11:00am: KVBL 13U All Star Game

12:00pm: 16U All Star Game

1pm: Legends Game 50+ 

2:00pm: Bikini Ball hosted Qimmah Russo

Bikini Dunk Contest

3:00pm: BodyBuilding 3 Point Challenge

3:30pm: To the top Presented by Ken Hicks Godfather of streetball




8.30pm: WHITE MAN CAN’T JUMP viewing party





Najee De Tiege

Rome Flynn

Myree “The Reemix” Bowden (Pro Dunker)

Terrell Owens (6-time NFL Pro Bowler)

Johnny Phife (And1/ Pro Frestyler)

Tayler Holder

Joy Simi

Tim Makal


Trinidad James

Austin Mahone

James Hannon

KVBL All Star



 Nick N Pattiwack

Dan Rue

Chris Staples

Qimmah Russo

Jon Brownell – Fitness Superstar

Javan Felix

Tammy Brawner

Sick Wit It

Bionic Brooks

Samaki Walker Jr

Samaki Walker




You might recognize this man the White Man can’t Jump movie or from the Converse commercial or if you came by the courts any time in the last 45 years. This man grew up in Chicago and witness the birth of Basketball. He started his career at Loyola University in Chicago 1960,  he was known to be a pure shooter. One game the clock was running down and a man were guarding him and he took a Jump Shot and it went in…The coach called a time out “What are you thinking the son of jumping when you shoot”” I wasn’t” Ron responded and this is how he became one of the pioneers of the jump shot because at the time it was all running shot. Also at the time Dunking was outlawed by the NBA as he called “No Blacks Allowed”. “Nothing But Anglos”. He played against Sweet Water Clifton and Will Chamberlain at NorthWestern University pick up games and they would be dunking all over the place. He recalls when Will was offered a million dollars to play for the Globe Trotters and was probably one of the first Black Millionaire in the history.

Beals was noticed his first year in college after he transferred to Boise what became Boise State and was offered a job by the Harlem Clowns. He played for the Harlem Clowns and Al Pullins. Tour all over the US. They played in bull rings, parking lots, anywhere they could put baskets and charge admission. Ron went on and played for the Chicago Comets would tour and kill every college team. He was a guard, there was no Point Guards at the time. When i asked him what was the best performance he had he responded that he was not interested in individuality and that is was all about the team. In the summer time the outdoor tournaments on 41st in Chicago where mostly college players he said, the players did not have the “what if I get injured mentality”. He says that the 80’s was the Best competition he witnesses in Venice.  Players from The Rockets, The hawks, Michael Cage would come and play regularly. It was a great time when Ken Hicks was hosting his Summer showdown games up to the point when Kobe was injured in the 90’s .

Ron has a degree in photography. He was born vegetarian and never had the desire to eat meat. He would trade his steak for potatoes to his teammates after basketball games so all the guys would make sure to sit next to him.

He speaks with great pride about his sister Jennifer Beals (Flashdance) and his daughter who is featured in the Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas. He has now been living on the beach in Santa Monica for 30 years and rides his bike to Venice Beach every day.


TBT 2014


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