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How the NBA Las Vegas Summer League Became ‘America’s House Party’ 15 Years Later

In some respects, the 2004 Democratic National Convention was responsible for changing the game in politics and sports. For one, those four days at the FleetCenter (now TD Garden) in Boston provided the platform from which an unknown state senator from Illinois named Barack Obama would launch himself into the United States Senate and, eventually, on to the White House as the nation’s 44th president—and biggest basketball fan to hold that office. That convention also helped to set the stage for what’s become one of the tentpole events [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:53-04:00July 5th, 2019|All News, Uncategorized|

2019 NBA Summer League Tickets Available Now!

Tickets are officially NOW ON SALE for Season 15 of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League taking place from July 5th-15th at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. We are excited to see all 30 NBA teams once again along with the Chinese and Croatian National Teams.  President of HallPass Media and VP of Business Operations for the Vegas Summer League, Albert Hall, was able to chat with Las Vegas sports radio shows The TC Martin Show, JT "The Brick," Cofield and Company, [...]

By |2019-05-21T13:38:15-04:00May 21st, 2019|All News, Event Management, Uncategorized|

Summer League Jr. NBA Crowns 2019 Spring League Champions

The Summer League Jr. NBA wraps up Friday Night Hoops 2019 Spring League and crowns new and also familiar champions at the Tarkanian Sports Academy. In the Girls division Coach Taylor and her #1 seeded Sparks become back-to-back Champions as they went on to defeat the #3 seeded Aces led by Coach Nitza. As for the boys, the #6 seeded Suns and Coach Daimar went on to take their first Championship Trophy over the #1 seeded Wizards led by Coach Tatum.   The 2019 Spring League [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:53-04:00May 16th, 2019|Updates|

Summer League Jr. NBA 2019 Spring League is in Session

Summer League Jr. NBA’s 2019 Spring League is fully underway! The 3rd year of Summer League Jr. NBA kicked off March 29th at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, NV. In The 6th, 7th & 8th grade boys and girls league will continue through early May. Spring League continued its operations in a similar structure as seasons past with league try-outs, team draft, weekly practice sessions and Friday night games. With 14 teams, 6 Girls & 8 Boys, and over 145 total players, the Summer League Jr. [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:53-04:00April 26th, 2019|Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|

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 |2019-08-27T09:07:53-04:00March 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 |2019-08-27T09:07:54-04:00February 8th, 2019|All News, Uncategorized, Updates|

2019 NBA Summer League Dates Announced

This year’s event will be July 5-15 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion, and the schedule was tweaked at the request of NBA clubs to make it a little more compact. A record announced attendance of 139,972 attended last year’s Summer League, which was July 6-17. That was the first time all 30 teams participated. Orlando decided to no longer stage a Summer League, creating the way for Las Vegas to get the full lineup. The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Lakers 91-73 in the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:54-04:00January 20th, 2019|All News, Blog, Event Management|

Staff Spotlight: BJ Domingo

This week the HallPass team sat down with Former NBA Summer League Standout BJ Domingo. In this interview BJ talks about his current role as a Scout with the Milwaukee Bucks and his passion for basketball. Q: You have been a part of the NBA Summer League for 5 years. Tell us about your experience as part of the staff. It was my introduction to basketball at the highest level. At Summer League I was part of the Game Ops Crew, my role was to play music in-between [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:54-04:00December 14th, 2018|All News, Blog|

Feature Friday with NBA Summer League Alum Jacob Bingemann

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 3-year veteran Jacob Bingemann. Jacob is currently working with the LA Clippers as a Communications Assistant. Q: You have been a part of the NBA Summer [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:07:54-04:00December 7th, 2018|All News, Blog, Updates|