LIVE 3 on 3 Basketball

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Last weekend, Live Network hosted their 3rd annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament at the Waterfront Night Market. This is the second consecutive year that I teamed up with the crew over at Live to photograph their event. Each year, teams from the GTA, Mississauga and Brampton compete for the $500 grand prize. It’s not easy to win as the players are topnotch and very competitive. This year, 8 teams battled it out under the scorching sun.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”771″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”773″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”774″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”775″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”793″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”808″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”795″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The first match started at 4 in the afternoon. It was hot and humid like an outdoor sauna. The asphalt smoked when water dripped down. Not the best time to shoot, but if the players were willing to ball in the blistering heat, then I was willing to keep up.  At times there were a slight breeze, but when that happened, it brought the smoking odor of smelly tofu over to the courts. Those moments didn’t last long but when combined with the humidity, it didn’t make the area any better for basketball. They still balled. Got to give it up to them for that. #ballislife[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”777″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”803″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”794″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”780″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”796″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”788″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”802″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you ever want to be a MC, don’t google ‘How to MC’, better call Tim. He was holding down the mic all day, providing some amusing play by play commentary and also some comedic entertainment. There were a few moments where I had to let out a chuckle or two. Tim’s a cool dude.

As the sun went down, it made it a lot easier to photograph the event. Though conditions didn’t change much, the players still played their hearts out. One team that stood out was ‘Lebrontourage’. With a team name like that, Tim made sure it stood out. “Award for the best team name EVER: Lebrontourage”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”800″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”798″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”791″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”789″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”801″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”797″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”787″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”792″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”779″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”804″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”806″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Finals

With the sun down, low light conditions and a fast paced game, it made it challenging for me to capture the final match yet at the same time it was enjoyable. All teams in the tournament battled intensely. You can tell by the change in color of their white jerseys. The two teams that made it to the finals were Mega City Basketball and Ball is Life. It was a great game with close scores. 20 minutes of competitive action with some heated moments. Ultimately, Mega City Basketball came out on top. Congrats to them for the win.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”786″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”846″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”847″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”845″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”848″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”843″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”844″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”841″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”842″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

But wait, there’s more…

The night ended off with a dunk show from a couple of the boys from Mega City Basketball and also, with a three point competition where the winner gets a $100 gift card to Foot Locker.

A big shout out goes out to Big Rob from the LIVE Network crew for organizing the tournament and also, big thanks for giving me the opportunity to shoot the event.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”839″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”838″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”840″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”836″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”837″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”835″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”834″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”831″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”832″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”833″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”830″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”851″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Jackreply
July 28, 2016 at 10:31 am

Dope, thanks for this!

Amanda Huynhreply
July 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm

This looks amazing, great work!

Tarareply
July 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Great pictures! Big fan of your work.

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