Bay vs. LA Showcase + Clash of the Stars Announced!
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Ballislife Presents: Bay vs. LA Showcase + Clash of the Stars Basketball Games
Some of the world’s most popular digital influencers are set to participate in a celebrity basketball game at the Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. Preceding the Clash of the Stars (celebrity influencer game) will be The Bay vs. LA Showcase featuring the best high school players from each region. Visit bayvsla.com for more info.
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From the team that produces the Ballislife All-American Game and other popular basketball franchises, Ballislife announces the second annual Bay vs. LA Showcase + Clash of the Stars basketball showcase. This year’s event will be held at Cerritos College in Southern California on August 25 at 3 pm PT (6 pm ET).
The double header will begin with The Bay vs. LA Showcase featuring many of each region’s top high school basketball players. The two regions have a long-standing rivalry and each has produced some of the most legendary figures in basketball. NorCal has produced the likes of Naismith Hall of Famers Bill Russell, Gary Payton and Jason Kidd. SoCal is currently in a Golden Era of All-NBA standouts with Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Klay Thompson and DeMar DeRozan all hailing from the region.
Rosters for the The Bay vs. LA Showcase will be released in early August.
The Clash of the Stars (celebrity game) (5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET) pits two teams of digital influencers against one another. Headliners slated to participate are Jesser (2.36 million Subs, 697 million views, 592k IG followers) and Kris London (1.9 million Subs, 263 million views, 530k IG followers). Other influencers scheduled to participate include include Supreme Patty (6.5 million IG followers), Dax (711k IG followers), Brittney Elena (618k), maxisnicee (496k), Clark Williams aka OSN (360k), Josh Horton (342k), Rumman Ariff (297k), and Brianagreen11 (185k), plus former high school standouts and professional players Aquille Carr (65k) and Cezar Guerrero (8k).
In all, participants slated for The Clash of the Stars game account for over 10.7 million IG followers.
Tickets (1 for $20, 2 for $30, first come, first serve general admission) for the Bay vs. LA Showcase + Clash of the Stars can be purchased at: bayvsla.com
Visit the website for VIP /Courtside seating options and for additional participant and venue info.
Created in 2005 as a brand highlighting basketball players on its platform, Ballislife has grown from a “Mixtape” outlet to respected basketball apparel, media and event management company. In that time, the Southern California-based company has covered nearly every major high school and grassroots basketball event and today produces and shares content frequently featured on top news websites such as the New York Times and television shows such as ESPN’s SportsCenter. Ballislife’s social networks are followed by millions of fans and its content has produced over 500 million views on YouTube and another 25 million annually on Ballislife.com. Its website is home to the respected FAB 50 National Team Rankings (which have been produced since the 1987-88 season) and the company has created and executed events such as the annual Ballislife All-American Game, Ballislife Jr. All-American Camp, and Eastbay Funk Dunk Contest.