As Sunday night set over the Fairfax Excessive College soccer subject in Los Angeles, hip hop beats supplied a vibe as Snoop Dogg and former NBA participant Matt Barnes hosted a celeb flag soccer recreation.
The sport was a fruits of Athletes vs. Most cancers’s All Star Weekend. Began by Barnes after his mother died of most cancers in 2007, AVC gives free clinics and cellular screening unites to underserved communities in addition to monetary help to individuals battling the illness and their members of the family.
“It’s a relentless trigger for me,” Barnes informed Selection. “After dropping my mother it’s one thing that’s very near my coronary heart that I speak about usually. This weekend is only a small piece of what we’re doing all year long.”
The four-day occasion additionally included a hashish summit, a bowling night time, and a pool celebration.
Gamers within the recreation included NFL stars Reggie Bush and Terrell Owens and NBA vets Baron Davis and JaVale McGee.
NBA gamers Kevin Durant, Draymond Inexperienced, Devin Booker and Nick Younger watched from the sidelines as talked turned to President Donald Trump’s current Twitter slam of LeBron James.
“LeBron excessive on training. He’s excessive on giving again to his neighborhood and serving to the children who he as soon as was,” Inexperienced mentioned of James. “It’s large for him to do this and lots of different guys are doing lots of issues locally and actually utilizing their platform to trigger change.”
McGee, a newly signed Laker, added, “As lengthy all people places their foot in and helps out on all the things that must be completed, I really feel like that’s how we’ll excel as a bunch. Quite than like LeBron mentioned, ‘We’re not simply dumb athletes.’”
Davis praised “lots of basketball gamers [as] pure leaders. “That’s what you get once you get when you may have somebody that comes from onerous occasions and needs to do proper for his or her neighborhood,” he mentioned.
Bush mentioned that management is required now greater than ever.
“Proper now, we’re at a vital time interval,” he mentioned. “Our nation is in a state of disaster proper now. A few of it’s as a result of our president is attempting to divide us, however that is what sports activities is about. That’s why you see guys proceed to take a knee throughout the nationwide anthem. Whether or not you agree with it or not, you must respect it, as a result of it’s peaceable.
Bush added, “We see white individuals, black individuals, Mexicans, Asians you noticed all races and ethnicities right here. That’s what sports activities does, it brings collectively individuals from all cultures, ethnicities and religions.”
As for the result of the sport, Workforce Snoop gained 32-26 however not earlier than the rapper limped off the sphere and left the sport after injuring his left leg when he took a foul fall whereas attempting to catch a landing.