From now until the end of 2017, we will continue to showcase Tim Kerr’s artwork at our shop. The basketball inspired collection was unveiled during our 10-year anniversary celebration and grand re-opening of the BBJ Locker Room. So for a limited time, all original artwork is now available for purchase on our website and in-store. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to purchase one…or two. If you would like to see the installation in person, head over to the BBJ Locker Room (3482 E. Orangethorpe Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806).

About Tim Kerr (@movetk):
Tim Kerr is an American musician, visual artist, and photographer based out of Austin, Texas. He earned a degree in painting and photography at the University of Texas in Austin and studied the latter with Garry Winogrand. Tim was awarded a Ford Foundation Grant while at UT. Kerr is a member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame. Some of Tim’s art from his early music years is now in books depicting that period. Tim’s art is included on album covers, posters, skateboard graphics, and advertisements. A book devoted to Tim’s art has been reissued through Monofonus Press. Tim now shows his artwork in the US and abroad from galleries in New York, London, Germany, Japan, Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He was honored to have been selceted as the first artist for the Arlington Transit’s Art On The Bus program in 2010. In the summer of 2015, TIm had a solo show at the Rosa Parks Museum. For more information on Tim Kerr, head over to www.timkerr.net.


BBALL JUNKIES is partnering up with Hoops4Hope for a one day exhibition called “Post Up: Basketball Photography Edition 1”. We’re showcasing photos from NBA, NCAA, Street, Playground, and Abstract works from 26 professional photographers from all over the world. There will be an opportunity to purchase framed photographs with proceeds going to Hoops4Hope. Also featured are Limited Edition T-shirts designed by Tim Kerr to commemorate this event with proceeds going to Hoops4Hope.

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BBJ is bringing Bobbito Garcia’s Full Court 21 ™ to Los Angeles on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at Cerritos Regional Park. Our host on the megaphone this year is the man, the myth, the legend Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love!!  Don’t miss out, register now on bballjunkies.com/full-court-21-all-world. Registration fee is $25 (includes ref fees and an Official Full Court 21™ t-shirt).  Check-in time is 12PM (Game Time 1PM) at the Cerritos Regional Park located on 19700 Bloomfield Avenue Cerritos, CA.  We’ll also have on-site registration up until game day, but we encourage you to pre-register to ensure you get the right size t-shirt.  The winner of the Los Angeles Qualifier will receive BBJ gear and qualify to represent LA in the All World Finals in NYC on August 23rd, 2016 (Note: travel/hotel/meals are not included).  

Anyone want to play but don’t want to compete in the Los Angeles Qualifier??  Then register for one of the Exhibition Games:  Women’s Competitive Open, Recreational (Co-Ed for fun), or 40-and-over (Co-Ed for fun).  Winners will receive BBJ gear!

So come check it out, spread the word!! Bring your friends and family to enjoy this one-day tournament.  Last year’s tournament was bananas!!  This year will be even more fun.  All players need to bring their “A” game to avoid getting clowned on the megaphone by Bobbito – hahahaha!!  For more detailed information and to see results of last year’s tournaments around the world, head to www.fullcourt21nyc.com.

Follow us on social media to keep you up-to-date: @fullcourt21nyc / @bballjunkies.


We recently collaborated with the team from LEATHER HEAD SPORTS™ to create a custom Naismith Style Basketball with our BBJ Crossover Logo.
 This tan leather basketball was designed to replicate the original style lace-up basketball that was used in the sport’s formative years.
 Each ball is constructed of eight leather panels, and a tough rubber bladder. This ball is designed primarily for display, and not intended for the rigors of competitive play. Like any basketball, it can be dribbled and shot.
 It is made from top quality, American tanned leather. Check out the photos of the team manufacturing our ball at the Leather Head Sports Headquarters. The basketball is available exclusively for purchase on our website. Photo Credit: Jessy Giordano / Source: Leather Head Sports.


Here’s an inside look with Paul Cunningham, Founder, Craftsman, and the man behind the brand LEATHER HEAD SPORTS based out of Glen Rock, NJ.  Check out this quick interview he did and see how one of their basketballs are made.  For more information about their brand, head to www.leatherheadsports.com.  Follow them on instagram @leatherheadsports.


Just doin’ my part to help spread the word and to support my big bro Bobbito Garcia on another documentary he’s dropping called Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives.  Please check out and support their Kickstarter campaign and let’s help get this film out to as many viewers out there as possible.  For all the hip-hop heads in Los Angeles area, there will be a one-day screening on September 28, 2015 at the Regent Theater hosted by our friends at Footlong Development. For more information go to www.stretchandbobbito.com.  BOOM!!



ESPN Presents: The MAP Classic “Tournament of Champions” Youth & Adult Basketball Tournament, brought to you by BBALL JUNKIES and The MAP Sports. There are multiple youth divisions to choose from (ages 9-18), as well as adult divisions including: 35+ Over, 6’2” Under, and Open Elite. We’re giving prizes for 1st place winners of each division. There will be live t-shirt screen printing on site by BBALL JUNKIES, and guest DJ’s spinning music. You don’t want to miss this tournament. If you have any questions, please contact info@bballjunkies.com. Sign up your team today!!  Deadline is August 1st, 2015.  Registration must be completed by going to: http://themapsports.com/register.

 


BBJ is bringing Bobbito Garcia’s Full Court 21 ™ to Los Angeles on Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at Cerritos Regional Park. This tournament is currently being played all over the world with the winner from each city qualifying to play in the World Finals in New York City on August 25th, 2015. Don’t miss out, register now on www.bballjunkies.com/registration. Cost to enter is $25 (includes ref fees and an Official Full Court 21 LA t-shirt).  Please make payment immediately after you register, to secure your spot in the tournament.  Go to www.bballjunkies.com/products-page/registration/full-court-21-la for payment.  Check in time is 10AM at the Cerritos Regional Park located on 19700 Bloomfield Avenue Cerritos, CA. Partial proceeds of this tournament will be donated to the Los Angeles County Teens of Cerritos (Youth Program).  The winner of the Los Angeles Tournament will receive prizes and qualify to compete in the 2015 World Finals in NYC (Note: travel/hotel/meals are not included).

Come hang out with us!! Bring your friends and family to enjoy this one-day tournament.  For more detailed information on the concept, please go to www.fullcourt21nyc.com.

 


Check out Apple’s new commercial that recently dropped for the MacBook Air entitled “Stickers”.  If you look closely at the 0:20 second mark, you’ll see some BBALLJUNKIES stickers sharing space with some dope brands: Undefeated, Supreme NYC, Beats By Dre, and Chocolate Skateboards to name a few.  Check out the video below:

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I wanted to give a special shout out to our friend Tim Kerr (@movetk), whose artwork was commissioned by Nike for a new commercial starring the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper). You can see his illustrations wheat pasted onto the side of a building of famous ABA basketball stars Connie Hawkins, David Thompson, Spencer Haywood, Artis Gilmore, and George Gervin. In case you missed it, check out the video below at the 0:06 mark (Don’t blink – it’s right at the beginning).  Here’s a link to Tim’s website to check out his bio: www.timkerr.net.  Great job, Tim!




The Inspiration

Southern California based lifestyle brand Bball Junkies announces a collaboration with directors Bobbito Garcia & Kevin Couliau for the documentary “Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC”. The idea of the collaboration stems from BBJ’s belief in the movement that continues to define the brands’ existence, as well as their involvement in promoting the documentary through hosted screenings in Los Angeles and Orange County earlier this summer.

The design entitled “The Colby Tee” was inspired by the work of the Colby Poster Printing Company, who was known worldwide for producing bright, fluorescent hyper-colored posters with bold typography. The “Colby-style” of printing dated as far back as the late 40’s, was used by many establishments to promote movies, events, political campaigns and concerts during that time. Unfortunately at the end of 2012, the Los Angeles based institution closed its doors permanently, leaving behind an old art form that may soon be forgotten.

About Doin’ It In The Park

Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC is an independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the history, culture, and social impact of New York’s summer b-ball scene, widely recognized as the worldwide “Mecca” of the sport. The 2012 Urbanworld Film Festival Audience Award winner for Best Feature has been screened around the world, will do its US Television debuts in January 2014 and is already available as a digital download on doinitinthepark.com. The New York Times called the doc, «an exuberant introduction to the rich lore of the city game.

For more information about the film or to purchase their products go to www.doinitinthepark.com.

Below are some posts on Instagram, make sure to follow us: @doinitinthepark / @asphaltchronicles / @koolboblove / @bballjunkies.

Photo credit: Mike Refuerzo / Model:  Brett Hartt


Bobbito talks about playing at “The Goat”, one of his mentors Earl “The Goat” Manigault NYC playground legend, his family and his passion for the game of basketball!  For more “First Hoop” stories go to www.firsthoop.com.

Bobbito Garcia a.k.a Kool Bob Love talks about first hoop at “The Goat” NYC from Michael Paras on Vimeo.


Check out this interview with my man Bobbito Garcia on the show, “Crowd Goes Wild” on Fox Sports 1.  It always seems to amaze me how much Bobbito knows.  It’s very inspiring to say the least, and it’s definitely an honor to work with such a talented person.  And to top it off, here he is representin’ BBJ on television.  Salute & Respect my brotha!!




My dude Bobbito Garcia always got something in the works.  Check out his new concept called Full Court 21 NYC.  It’s a new kind of basketball tournament, where there are no teammates…It’s just you against the world.  Peep out all the information including rules & registration on his website www.fullcourt21nyc.com.  Games will be held every Tuesday from July 30-August 27th at 6pm (Riverside Park, NYC).  Yo Bobbito, can we get something like this over here on the west side?!  Photo: Bobbito Garcia, 2010.



So we linked up with Footlong Development to host a special screening for Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau’s documentary Doin’ It In The Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC on May 18th, 2013.  The “Sold Out” screening was held at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills with a special guest appearance from the man himself, Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love.  The stage was set, the venue was poppin’, the crowd was hyped and the film…WAS DOPE!!!  Read more

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