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

Legends Show Out at World Games, Hub Select Wins Again — Brooks Fest Next!

Jarrell ‘Bama’ Tate of Hall of Fame

With end of summer bragging rights on the line, 13 teams entered the field over the weekend for the 2017 VBL World Games held at the Hooper’s Paradise. After last years 3×3 format the tournament returned to 5×5 full court VBL style streetball in a double elimination bracket with games to 21.

 

First round byes were awarded to VBL summer standouts Los Fearless and Novastars as well as the Jump 10 squad fresh off of their $100K victory in Shanghai.

Presented by Bodybuilding.com

After day one, five teams were eliminated including Team China Elite who fair so well without their leader ‘More Free’ but VBL fan favorite and high flyer Myree ‘Remix’ Bowden did show out with a viral stuff a the rim in what would become the Bodybuilding.com Power Play of the day. The day concluded with a VBL all-star game that was live streamed to nearly 300,00 viewers in China thanks to a Huawei technologies sponsorship.

Robin ‘Sik Wit It’ Kennedy and Kurtis Blow

The physical style of play saw teams Beach, Boardwalk, Driveway Legends and H20 struggle to attain a win Saturday while one team in particular, Jump 10, looked like favorites to win it all with the intimidating front court combination of Marcus ‘Devourer’ Figgins and Zena ‘Harvard’ Edosomwan. Hub Select pulled out the unlikely victory knocking them out during the semi-final. Edosomwan, a recent graduate of Harvard University played high school ball at nearby Harvard-Westlake (Los Angeles) and just a few months ago was eyeing a career in the NBA. Look for him to become a VBL fixture in the years to come.

 

The final four from the loser’s side of the bracket provided two of the best matchups of the whole tournament with Tristan ‘King Hustle’ and the Novastars defeating Hall of Fame in a heated game and the Free Agents led by legends Robin ‘Sik wit It’ Kennedy and Sean ‘Inches’ Jackson proving their years of experience too much for Los Fearless.

2-time Champions at the VBL World Games: Hub Select

Coming off of back to back to back games to face a rested Hub Select team in the final did not end well for the Free Agents who gave it their best behind strong efforts from CEO Nick Ansom and Jojo. The strong chemistry of Hub and dependable force inside that was tourney MVP Leon ‘Colossus’ Gibson led them to another World Games title.

Perhaps the real highlight of the weekend was a 20 minute performance on court from hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow. Blow delivered a show for the ages in an all white track suit and proved he still has the juice.

The beach vibes, baskets and music are back on this weekend Sunday September 24th on behalf of Adidas, Bodybuilding.com and Veniceball at the Venice Brooks Fest. We’ll be at Brooks and Speedway just off the boardwalk. See you there.

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