Tuesday, September 30, 2014

2014 Power 106 Celebrity All Star Game

Renaldo "SB Babyy" Woolridge coaches at the 2014 Power 106 Celebrity All Star Game

Renaldo "SB Babyy" Woolridge known to many as "Swiperboy" coaches the stars in the 2014 Power 106 Celebrity All Star Game.

It was a star studded event that became a perfect end to the summer. Screaming fans from all over the west coast filled the Galen Center arena in downtown Los Angeles to watch their favorite world-famous singers, rappers, professional athletes, actors, radio personalities and more compete in a game of basketball. The charity event, that benefited "Homeboy Industries" of East Los Angeles, was divided into two teams that were coached by NBA players.

The black squad was coached by Nick "Swaggy P" Young of the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA veteran, and Los Angeles native, gained a lot of attention for his high level play in the absence of Kobe Bryant. He is also dating hip-hop female superstar Iggy Azalea, as their relationship was featured in GQ magazine.

Nick "Swaggy P" Young in coaching mode, as Jason Derulo, Big Sean, and Trey Songz look on.
Matt Barnes, former Los Angeles Laker and current Los Angeles Clippers guard, also took part in the coaching action. The NBA Vet was a crowd favorite, as his familiarity amongst Los Angeles sports fans runs deep.

Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers and Renaldo "SB Babyy" Woolridge confront the referee about a call.
The coaches of the white team consisted of Los Angeles Lakers guard and 2014 NBA Draft second round pick Jordan Clarkson, Lakers center Rob Sacre and professional basketball player & recording artist Renaldo "SB Babyy" Woolridge. Renaldo spent two summers playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, and played the 2013-14 season professionally in Spain (Bilbao Basket) and Serbia (KK Metalac). The three were ready to take on the black squad with full force at the Power 106 Celebrity All Star Game.

Lakers big-man Rob Sacre,  Pro hooper/recording artist Renaldo "SB Babyy" Woolridge and 2014 NBA Draft second round pick Jordan Clarkson (Lakers) get ready to coach the Power 106 Celebrity All Star Game. 
As the players took the floor, some of the loudest screams were for RnB superstars Chris Brown and Trey Songz. Chris Brown, who recently released his "X" album, headlined the game in most of the radio promotions. He's no stranger to the basketball court, as he has gained a lot of respect over the years playing in celebrity games.

Pop/RnB stars Chris Brown and Trey Songz take the court with rappers SAGE the Gemini and Tyga. 

Another hoop-respected rap star is The Game. The Compton native has played a few years in the Drew League, a popular basketball league in Los Angeles, and is also a frequent competitor in celebrity all star games.

Compton native and rap superstar, The Game, takes the floor for the black squad. 
There were also other familiar faces. Actor and rap artist Romeo "Lil Romeo" Miller showed off his skill set in the game. Romeo was a high school basketball standout at Beverly Hills high school, and played a year of college basketball at USC.

Romeo Miller shoots a three pointer over Tyga after a pass from street baller "Bone Collector" in the 2014 Power 106 Celebrity All Star Game.
The white team also had many other public figures. DJ Felli Fel from Power 106, Kareem Abdul-Jabar Jr, Street Baller "Bone Collector", and Slam Dunker "Air Dogg". Wild N Out host, actor/comedian Nick Cannon also joined forces with the white squad, along with America's Next Top Model finalist Don Benjamin. 
Actor/Comedian Nick Cannon, Model Don Benjamin and boxing legend Sugar Shane Mosely ready for action as Rob Sacre and Renaldo "SB" Woolridge discuss strategy.
There were many other celebrities, that were not playing, in attendance. Floyd "Money" Mayweather, NBA star and USA Team member DeMar DeRozan, Rapper Waka Flocka Flame, Pop stars Ariana Grande and Tinashe, Kylie Jenner and many more were there to enjoy the fun and support a great cause.
NBA star DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors and Boxing Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather in attendance. 
The first half belonged to Chris Brown. The young singers skills were put on display from the start, as he scored bucket after bucket for the black squad. Nearly unstoppable, Romeo Miller turned it up in the 4th quarter as the two teams broke even at the buzzer.

Romeo Miller and Chris Brown, stars of each team, go head to head in the final minutes of the 4th quarter
The game was real intense down to the wire, but the white team ended up with the win. Check out the video's below for some footage and recap of the events: