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Ron Beals Day – The Finals

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#theVBL                     #KVBL Ron Beals Day Schedule 11am: Kids VBL All Star Game 12pm: Battle of the Legends 50 and over Venice Beach Legends. Expect some NBA vets and cast from White Man Can’t Jump to be lacing up. 1.30pm:  VBL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. The Best 2 Pro­Am teams in Socal go head to head 3pm: Award Ceremony 3.30pm:  CELEBRITY GAME benefiting Komen for the Cure 3.45pm: Halftime ­ To the top Contest presented By Ken Hicks aka ”The Godfather of Streetball” with a very special DUNK contest 5pm: Live music with House of Vibes featuring Charli 2Na from J5 and friends Tipping off at 11am sharp Sunday August 18th, VBL will be hosting its grand finale event for their 7th annual summer league at the infamous Venice Beach basketball courts. KVBL Natural Leaders camp returned for its 5th year and welcomed over 120 kids with a FREE all natural experience of a lifetime. Veniceball will feature 4 generations of hoopers, top pro athletes, entertainers, DJ’s, live art, world renowned announcers, cheerleaders and more. At the VBL, Sunday Funday is taken to a whole new level! Celebrities scheduled to play and perform include: Chris Brown (Pop Star), Woody Harrelson, George Watsky (HBO), Syrus (Real World), Jay Harrington, Dean Cain (Superman), Bill Bellamy (Any Given Sunday), Jerrod Paige (American Gangster), Brian Larrabee (Iron Man), Dee Shiver (Rush Hour 3), Robbie Jones (90210,)… City officials will be on site to officially proclaim August 18th as Ron Beals Day. As one of the first African American pro ball players, Ron is a legend and role model to many and has been featured in the world famous film “White Man Can’t Jump”. For the past 45 years Ron rode his bike to the Venice Beach Basketball Courts every single day. At 82 years, no longer able to use his legs, he is gracing the courts for possibly his last time. Be there to witness this memorable & historical event this Sunday. Beach Warriors are coached by NBA legend Joe Smith (Lakers). Star point guard 4’5 Streetball phenom Jahmani “Mani Love” Swanson will take it to the top, running alongside slam dunk dominator Michael Blue makes them the crowds favorite as they defend their title. Read More »

Basketball is a global thing!

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I find a lot of inspiration through basketball. It is interesting to see the different characteristics of each playground and the evolution of the game in each specific eras. To each his own. Those are series of pics i found online Love the Game always… Read More »

Ron Beals A Venice Legend

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Ron Beals rockin purple spandex shorts on the White Man Can’t Jump shoot. 90′s style was the best. Old Skool Ron will be coaching the Bartenders this summer in the VBL I took the time to sit down and talk further with Ron Beals last Saturday to find out a bit more about this character that is at the courts ... Read More »

VENICEBALL 2nd Episode. Together the FUN!

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The day started 7am with the KVBL. We had a bus load of kids from South Central to join the celebration. Special thanks to Kristen from Sidewalk Cafe for donating the excellent grapes and strawberries. They were well needed since our Chef BeLive was out of town. Leilain and Nicole were here to cover and make excellent smoothies and salads ... Read More »