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CHINESE AND CROATIAN NATIONAL TEAMS TO JOIN ALL 30 NBA TEAMS AT MGM RESORTS NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2019

NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 – The NBA announced today that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams will join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams. The 15th NBA Summer League will take place July 5-15 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Team China previously played in Las Vegas at NBA Summer League 2007. Team Croatia will [...]

By | March 20th, 2019|All News, Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|

The History of NBA Summer League

Las Vegas in July has become the center of the basketball universe. Sun-drenched days give way to warm evenings illuminated by the lights and sounds of the Strip as NBA Summer League brings stars on the rise to the campus of UNLV. Since its debut in 2004, the Las Vegas Summer League has grown into a full festival of hoops in the desert featuring games, events, and even educational opportunities. Click here to listen to the full podcast: History of Summer Hoops in Las Vegas Source: www.nba.com

By | February 8th, 2019|All News, Uncategorized, Updates|

Feature Friday with Summer League Alumni Lauren Niemiera

For this weeks feature we'd like to highlight Vegas Summer League alumni Lauren Niemeira on her rising success. Lauren was a VSL intern in 2012 and 2013, and worked with the game operations crew. Now, Lauren is training with the NBA Referee Development Program with the goal of one day officiating in the NBA. Lauren even found herself back at this year's NBA Summer League, but instead of wearing her staff uniform she was sporting her black and white referee uniform on the court. Lauren has been garnering attention [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized, Updates|

Feature Friday with Summer League Alumni Tyler Makins

As the NBA Summer League Continues to grow, so does our Summer League family. Over the years VSL has done a great job of cultivating a special group of people. For this weeks alumni spotlight we sat down with NBA Summer League Alum Tyler Makins. Tyler just finished his third summer interning with VSL and recently landed an internship with Turner Broadcasting Networks. Q: You’ve been a part of the NBA Summer League for 3 years. Tell us about your experience as part of the staff. My experience [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|All News, Blog, Talent Marketing, Uncategorized, Updates|

Feature Friday with Summer League Staff Alumni Heavyn Jackson

As the NBA Summer League continues to grow, so do the people we work with. Over the years the VSL has cultivated a very special group of individuals we like to call our  “family” and it only gets bigger each year. We are very proud to shine some light on those who we've had the pleasure of working with, and this week we have a feature on Summer League alumni Heavyn Jackson. Heavyn just finished off her second year as an NBA Summer League intern along with assisting us at HallPass [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized, Updates|

The Impact the NBA Summer League Has on the City of Las Vegas

 SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun, Mike Grimala The idea of Las Vegas as home to an NBA franchise has swirled on and off, with varying degrees of intensity, for more than a decade. It rose up in February 2007 when the city hosted the league’s all-star game (making it the first city without its own franchise to do so), then resurfaced in 2014 when newly appointed commissioner Adam Silver came out in favor of legalized sports gambling. When an NHL expansion team was awarded to Las Vegas two years [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|

Behind the Scenes at NBA Summer League

SOURCE: ESPN, Mark Friedell LAS VEGAS -- There's no official start or end time, but the apex doesn't reach fevered heights until well into the day. The boundaries are ill-defined, but it consists of the approximately 700 square feet of concrete behind the baseline all the way to the players tunnel. And it doesn't have a name, but everyone knows it's where to go to find someone. As another summer league game is playing out not 30 feet away, some of the most influential names in basketball are [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|

Feature Friday with Summer League Staff Alumni Logan Beerman

Each year the NBA Summer League creates countless opportunities for more than just the athletes who compete in it. Our VSL “family” has now grown into a tight-knit army over the years, with influence all over the sports industry. We are very proud to spotlight our alumni around the NBA and other professional sports, and this week we have a feature on former HallPass intern and Summer League videographer Logan Beerman. Logan was an intern with the HallPass and VSL team in 2016 having worked with the Lott IMPACT [...]

By | June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized, Updates|

Our Very Own Jake Kelfer is Opening Doors with the Professional Basketball Combine

It’s February and the Ball family’s European traveling party funnels into a private area of Bounce Cafe’s Old Street location in London. LaMelo and his maternal grandmother, Noni, spar on one of the bar’s myriad multicolored ping pong tables. Brand manager Alan Foster scrolls through emails flooded with local media requests. A FaceTime call from the boys’ agent, Harrison Gaines, pings LaVar’s phone. The NBA draft process is around the corner, and crafting a plan for LiAngelo to hear his name called on June 21 is imperative. Maneuvering [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized, Updates|

40 PLAYERS EXPECTED TO ATTEND NBA GLOBAL CAMP 2018

– Pre-Draft Showcase for Top Draft-Eligible Prospects from Outside the U.S. Will Take Place June 2-5 in Treviso, Italy – NEW YORK, May 18, 2018 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today 31 of the 40 players who are expected to attend the NBA Global Camp 2018, a pre-Draft showcase from June 2-5 at La Ghirada Sports Center in Treviso, Italy, for top Draft-eligible prospects from outside the U.S. The camp will include team interview sessions, five-on-five games, shooting drills, and strength and agility testing in front of representatives from [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|