Last Friday night was the Budweiser Live event hosted by the one and only Nick Ansom (CEO of the VBL) aka Organiko and the legendary MC Mouthpiece aka the voice of Venice. A lot of handshakes, laughter and fun, the VBL vibe was in the house from arrival to the warm up session, well before the games started. VBL surely brought the Venice family vibe to DTLA.
The showcase started with 3 basketball games but what is an event hosted by VBL without a famous Dunk Contest? @everybody_hatechriss and @reemix05 showing off their best dunks to the crowd with NBA legends Shaq and Paul Pierce in attendance. But only one winner came out of the contest and the award was discerned to the dunk guru: @reemix05. His 2 handed windmill jam over a 7-foot player stole the show and awarded him champion for the night.
The venue, 747 Warehouse in Downtown LA, welcomed over 7,000 visitors for an epic night of basketball and entertainment! DJ BOVA, Shaq, TY Dolla $ign and Big Boi lit the place up all evening. Budweiser bottles were flowing and people were still lining up to get into the sold out event.
The highlights of the night were when special guests Shaq, Paul Pierce and Richard Jefferson all joined us courtside to check out the action! It is always entertaining when Shaq has a mic in his hand, as he joked and entertained the crowd the entire night! Players and fans interacted and took pictures with the legends to remember this fantastic event.
Shoutout to Kickasso who gave away two customs kicks to lucky fans, to Levi’s for collaborating with Veniceball and to all our hoopers and influencers who came (Dan Rue, JemWolfie, Famous Los and more) !! Huge shoutout to Budweiser USA for letting us run the show!
Thank you to all of you who came through to share with us an incredible moment. Don’t forget to tag us on your posts. So long and see you in Venice @veniceball
Photo credits to @slowmotion00 and @felishacarrasco55