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2nd ESPN-LA Celebrity Game -- Shooting hoops and having fun for charity


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LOS ANGELES -- ​The 2nd annual ESPNLA 710 All Star Celebrity Basketball Game ​dribbled off last August 5 at the Microsoft Square in this world famous City of Angels. As expected, the event ​was ​a blast.

ESPN personalities Michelle Beadle and ​former NFL star Marcellus Wiley headlined Team ESPN LA while​"​Straight Out​t​a Compton​"​ actor O?shea Jackson Jr. ​and ​Clark Gregg of the "The Avengers" fame led ​Team Hollywood.

​The super amiable chef Roy Choi, the culinary brains behind the famous Kogi food truck franchise, was a ​last minute walk on for ​T​eam Hollywood​. ​

An icon in the food truck movement, c​hef Roy was the inspiration of the movie ?Chef? by Jon Favreau.

​The 2nd edition of the ESPN-LA 710 celebrity game had a delightful twist as a slam dunk contest and a dance-off among the competing teams and some fans on the stands was held. ​





Giveaways​, were aplenty and spectators were showered with t-shirts and posters.​

Among those in attendance included ​L.A. Rams mascot ?Rampage? who ​proved to be quite the entertaner, belting off dance moves that can make Beyonce' blush.

​​Team Hollywood led ​almost entriely, until the the last two minutes when Team ESPN put the clamps on defense and ended up winning the game for a second straight year​ ,​63-56. David Jacoby, who co-hosts an ESPN radio show with former NBA All-Star Jalen Rose, was​ ​named the game's ​MVP.

All proceeds of the game will be donated to the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at the V Foundation.


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