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Feature Friday: Heavyn Jackson

Q: What has been your journey in sports? A: I was born into the sports world. My father played basketball professionally for 17 years and has been a sports analyst since his retirement. With that being said, I ran away from playing sports myself, but after graduating college I decided to take my turn with basketball by joining the Vegas Summer League intern staff. That was in 2017 and this past summer marked my 3rd season. Since commencing my journey with VSL I’ve managed to network with some [...]

By |2019-09-27T18:39:44-04:00September 27th, 2019|Uncategorized, Updates|

Summer League Co-Founders Albert Hall and Warren LeGarie Sit Down with Prominent NBA Partner, Tencent

Albert Hall and Warren LeGarie caught up with Renjun Bao, Director of Business Development for Tencent America, to discuss the evolution of the NBA Summer League and the integration of growing the game of basketball worldwide. Tencent is the NBA's largest partner outside of the United States with 490 million fans in China watching NBA programming on its platforms this past season. We thank Renjun and Tencent for their continued support! Click here for the full interview:

By |2019-08-27T09:07:53-04:00August 7th, 2019|All News, Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|

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 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|

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 |2019-08-27T09:07:54-04:00October 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 |2019-08-27T09:07:54-04:00September 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 |2019-08-27T09:07:55-04:00August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized, Updates|