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Dennis Scott Talks NBA All Star Weekend & Work With MTN Dew

I had the great opportunity to talk with former Orlando Magic great, Dennis Scott about his work with Mountain Dew for the DewNBA 3X series. You can watch teams duke it out during the NBA All-Star festivities this weekend in New Orleans.

Following a six-city tour of DewNBA3X, Mountain Dew, the NBA, and TNT are bringing the event to a national stage in New Orleans, where Shaquille O’Neal and Dennis Scott scouted the top elite amateur players from across the country for GM’s Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.  These players matched up for some tough one-on-one elimination games to see who would make it to the finals, where two teams will play alongside team captains Jason Williams and Baron Davis with a 30-minute special about DewNBA3X airing on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT leading into All-Star Saturday Night coverage.

The 30-minute special featuring Dennis Scott, Shaquille O’Neal, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Jason Williams and Baron Davis airs on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT.

Click HERE is my interview with Dennis.

Follow Dennis on Twitter @3DTV and follow MTN Dew @MountainDew.

Check out the first episode of a six-part DewNBA3X series – showcasing how the players, coaches and GMs are qualifying and preparing for All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

The NBA And Gatorade Team Up Once Again

We have all seen players in the NBA rehydrate with Gatorade when they are on the bench during a game. Now the partnership is going even further. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) will be renamed the NBA Gatorade League (NBA G-League) as part of a multiyear expanded partnership announced today by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Gatorade. This marks the first time a U.S. professional sports league has named an entitlement partner.

As part of the partnership, the NBA and Gatorade unveiled a new NBA G-League logo that will be featured across all game balls, team jerseys, on court signage and league digital assets.  Additionally, Gatorade will incubate its latest product and equipment innovations into NBA G-League locker rooms, and teams will have the opportunity to collaborate with Gatorade to help players maximize their athletic potential and on court performance.

Through the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), the sports fuel company will collaborate with the NBA G-League on programs to enhance player sports performance and recovery.  Since 1985, GSSI has helped athletes optimize their sports performance and well-being through research, education, innovation and providing high-caliber sports nutrition science services.  GSSI scientists will partner with the NBA G-League on player nutrition and training programs, incorporating the newest technology and innovations in Gatorade testing, product and equipment.

The partners will also collaborate on custom, behind-the-scenes video content which will capture NBA G-League players on their respective journeys, highlighting a shared commitment to enhancing performance through innovation.A founding partner of the NBA D-League, Gatorade will continue to present the league’s Gatorade Call-Up platform.  Since 2001, there have been nearly 500 Gatorade Call-Ups from the NBA D-League to the NBA.

Russell Westbrook Says To Just Be Yourself

Last weekend we saw Russell Westbrook’s former teammate Kevin Durant come back to Oklahoma City. Durant and his new team the Golden State Warriors won the game, but Westbrook can hold his head up high because he is still paving his own way.

There is a new video featuring DEW partner and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook. In Don’t Do They, Russell and DEW challenge ‘they,’ instigating a culture that pushes boundaries and encourages people to “do you.”

Westbrook is an athlete who constantly challenges the status quo, inspiring individuality. In Don’t Do They, Russell truly embodies what it means to Do the DEW. The new ad also coincides with DEW’s launch of overall plans for NBA All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

Check Out How Many World Records Were Broken With The Reebok Nano 7

What did you do today? If you feel that you are having a productive day you should check out the latest video from Reebok. Powered by the brand’s newest functional training shoe, the Nano 7, Reebok gathered special guests and athletes around the world to break 44 of the top fitness-based GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles in just 24 hours. The global, record-shattering event showcased the versatility of the Nano 7, which has broken more world records than any other shoe on the globe.

Reebok athletes, brand partners and excited volunteers descended on London, Sydney, L.A. and New York last week in attempt to break an unprecedented amount of fitness-based records all in one built-for-anything shoe. Attempts ranged from 10-year old Milla Star trying for the most burpees in one minute to Eirik Lundstein attempting the most barbell backflips in 1 minute with 20kgs. Notable athletes and participants in the attempts included:

Max Greenfield – Actor

Annie Thorisdottir – CrossFit Athlete & 2x CrossFit Games Champion

Milla Star – 10 year old fitness phenom

Logan Aldridge – Adaptive athlete and CrossFit Coach

Dan Bailey – CrossFit Athlete & 5x CF Games Competitor

Scott Panchik – CrossFit Athlete and 5x CF Games Competitor

Rob Forte – CrossFit Athlete and 6x CF Games Competitor

Kara Webb – CrossFit Athlete and 5x CF Games Competitor

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet – CrossFit Athlete and former CF Games Champion

Of the dozens of attempts, 44 official records were shattered – a record-breaking accomplishment in itself.

Look Who Is Playing A 3 On 3 All-Star Game

Around the country people are getting ready for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The NBA players are looking get into the action as well. Following a six-city tour of DewNBA3X, Mountain Dew, the NBA, and TNT are bringing the event to a national stage in New Orleans, where Shaquille O’Neal and Dennis Scott scouted the top elite amateur players from across the country for GM’s Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.  These players matched up for some tough one-on-one elimination games to see who would make it to the finals, where two teams will play alongside team captains Jason Williams and Baron Davis with a 30-minute special about DewNBA3X airing on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT leading into All-Star Saturday Night coverage.

Check out the first episode of a six-part DewNBA3X series – showcasing how the players, coaches and GMs are qualifying and preparing for All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

Martellus Bennett Shares His Game Day Playlist

You always see NFL players during their warm-ups out in the field before the game stretching, catching passes and loosening right up to kickoff. If you are like me you wonder what each player is listening to. Well Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett shares his playlist with us.

He calls the playlist “Marty’s Playoff Playlist” exclusively on TIDAL. The playlist features songs that help Marty get pumped for game day and includes artists such as Chance The Rapper, Kanye West, Rick Ross and more!

“I always try to have a playlist that’s not too high not too low for games. Try to have the right amount of hype and energy but at the same time not too hype or too low on energy. That’s what this playlist is for me. Once I hit the field for the game I take it up another notch.” – Martellus Bennett

To listen to the entire list click here.

Comedy Meets Mr. Nice Guy In Latest Courtyard Camera

Recently Thomas Davis got to show another side of himself when he teamed up with Ben Schwartz for the latest episode of “Courtyard Camera.” Watch as the two go back and forth on Davis’ personality on and off the field. Plus, Schwartz delves deep into how far Davis will go to retain the “Nice Guy” designation.

Courtyard is the “Official Hotel of the NFL” and is currently in its third season of “Courtyard Camera,” an original comedic webisode series hosted by actor Ben Schwartz and top NFL players. “Courtyard Camera” originated in 2014 as an online content series featuring surprise moments with guests in Courtyard properties starring NFL talent, all captured by hidden cameras. Today, the series has evolved into a comedic webisode series that pairs NFL stars and hotels guests, combining for spontaneous, side-splitting, star-packed laughs. Past stars have included Victor Cruz, Kirk Cousins, Rex Ryan, DeMarco Murray, Jared Allen and DeAngelo Williams.

Don’t Miss Any Sports This Week With go90

If you are out and about this holiday weekend you won’t have to worry about missing any games! All you need is the go90 app. This is first time in 10 years that two NFL regular-season games are scheduled on Christmas Day. The increased threat of distracted friends and family members will surely impact thousands of holiday gatherings this

With go90, football fans are especially vulnerable to the temptation of never missing a game, even while eating a lovingly-prepared holiday dinner, listening to a distant family member discuss their new job, or while receiving that same pair of same pajamas for the eighth consecutive year.

To add to the already overwhelming pull is the fact that Verizon subscribers can watch NFL games for free from their smartphones, at any time and from anywhere without using their data.

Here is a list of games for the week.

Thursday, December 22: Giants @ Eagles

Saturday, December 24: Falcons @ Panthers, Dolphins @ Bills, Redskins @ Bears,Jets @ Patriots, Chargers @ Browns, Titians @ Jaguars, Packers @ Vikings, Colts @ Raiders, Buccaneers @ Saints, 49ers @ Rams, Cardinals @ Seahawks, Bengals @ Texans

Sunday, December 25:  Ravens @ Steelers, Broncos @ Chiefs

Monday, December 26: Lions @ Cowboys

And soccer fans out there? You can watch La Liga, Serie A, and Ligue 1 matches on go90. The app will have the Copa del Rey matches that will streamed live and absolutely free on your smartphone or tablet.

Wednesday, December 21

Sevilla vs. Formentera – 12:55 PM/EST

Barcelona vs. Hercules – 3:55 PM/EST

Thursday, December 22

Athletic vs. Racing – 2:55 PM/EST

You can download go90 via the App Store or Google Play for free, and with no subscription fees.

Phil Dalhausser Talks Volleyball & Why He Loves LA

Pro Beach Volleyball Player Phil Dalhausser introduces you to the South Bay of Los Angeles, home of the famed Manhattan Beach, The Strand, and sun-soaked volleyball courts. I got to chat with 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist about why he loves LA and a bit on his training for the Olympics.

Phil started playing beach volleyball in 2005 and enjoyed a break-out year in 2006 when he partnered with Todd Rodgers, an 11 years veteran of professional beach volleyball. Since teaming up, the duo has become one of the best beach volleyball teams of all time. In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Phil and Todd won the gold medal match two sets to one against Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes of Brazil. Dalhausser made nine blocks in the championship match, with five coming in the deciding third set, putting the U.S. up to a 9-1 lead and eventually winning it 15-4. Dalhausser was named tournament MVP. Phil’s nickname on the tour was the “Thin Beast” and later became “Beijing Beast” after his performance in China.

To listen to the interview click HERE.

Discover all the rad things LA offers HERE.

Verizon And Go90 Has Your Sports Fix This Weekend

While you are our running errands for the holidays this weekend you might miss out on your favorite games. Well no need to worry. Verizon subscribers can watch NFL and NBA games thanks to go90.

With go90, Verizon subscribers can watch ANY of the best NFL games for free from their smartphones, at any time and from anywhere and without using data. Some of the big games featured on go90 this week include the Raiders at Chiefs, Bears at Lions, Seahawks at Packers, Cowboys at Giants and Ravens at Patriots.

NFL on go90 also includes the opportunity to re-watch games including highlights, best and worst plays and additional sports programming. go90 will be streaming all of the post-season, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LI.  The app is available to download for free via the App Store or Google Play and does not require a traditional subscriptions or have hidden fees.

Fortunately for NBA fans, go90 is offering one more free preview weekend of NBA LEAGUE PASS. Fans can stream go90 on their smartphone or tablet, to catch any of the games from December 9 -10. Download go90 via the App Store or Google Play, and enjoy this free preview. Remember, fans can also purchase an NBA LEAGUE PASS full season package from go90.com/NBA.