NBA All-Star LA Lakers Legend: James Worthy @ ESPYS Gift Lounge by GBK


Traditionally the day before the ESPY Awards is the ESPY gift lounge,  so this year it was the Teqball USA’s Pre-ESPY Luxury Lounge, Presented by GBK Brand Bar & LA Magazine, where ESPY Nominees & Presenters, Top Athletes, and other A List talent received over $40,000 in gifts, at the LaPeer Hotel in West Hollywood.

One of those A List top athletes that was there in person was: NBA All-Star and LA Lakers Legend: James Worthy, who was there to promote and play the new Teqball, an international sport, founded by Gábor Borsányi, played on a specially curved table (the TEQ™ table), which is the fastest growing sport in the US and is attracting a new generation of athletes and amateur enthusiasts (teqers), whose ambition is to develop technical skills, concentration, and stamina: 

On this news segment our TV News Reporter: Sage Stevens did some great interviews with some of the vendors at their booths, to talk in detail about their great products! Sage went into great depth with: PHASE Activewear, Cristiano Tequila, and The Alexander Graham Bell (AG Bell) Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In one interview Sage shares with you the benefits of the Signal Relief pain patch.

The ESPY Awards honors the top athletes and sports performances of the year. This year’s lounge provided invited guests exciting gifts that included: a five night African safari from Lush African Safari, an ocean front villa from Sailrock Resort, a slick Table from Teqball USA – to be given to the Talent’s favorite school or charity, PHASE Activewear, Savant presenting a Cync Smart Indoor Camera for added security and peace of mind, a $5,000 certificate from LA SMILE dentistry, Signal Relief patch for pain relief, and many other fun surprises.

Some of the biggest names in the world of sports visited the lounge, which included David Justice. David Christopher Justice is an American former professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Oakland Athletics. He was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2007 and recently returned for the 20th anniversary of the ’95 title team.  David Justice and Halle Berry got married on Jan. 1, 1993, and got divorced, four years later on June 20, 1997. The split was bitter and resulted in Berry obtaining a restraining order against Justice. Four years later, David married his second wife Rebecca Villalobos on Feb. Below photo: David Justice who received the Signal Relief pain patch.  TJ Ward, Zion Bowens, James Worthy, Odafe Oweh, Dion Dawkins, Norman Nixon, Chuck Aoki, Marcus Williams, Rodney Peete, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Erin Coscarelli, Isaac Keys, Darrell Taylor, Jerry Jacobs, Theotis Beasley, Brittany Gilman, Walther Thurmond III, NFAPA President, James Washington, and Marcus Williams.

Several ESPY nominees, and past winners, were on hand, such Susannah Scaroni, Cheri Blauwet, Erika McKee, Sara Reinerstein, MJ Acosta, and Mallory Weggemann. In the below photo: ESPY Nominee Erica McKee, her husband (L) paralympian Kevin McKee, previous ESPY winner Sarra Reinersten, and paralympian Cheri Blauwet:

The biggest surprise guest was human rights activist Richard Lapchick who received the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award at the ESPYS. Photo Below: (L-R) Tara-Jane Flynn, Ann Pasnak (wife of Richard) Dr. Richard Lapchick and Gavin Keilly, Founder, & CEO of GBK Brand Bar:

On this show right after Sage’s interviews, you can see Our TV Show Host: Margie Rey interview with Ike – the founder & owner of Ike’s Love & Sandwiches. We snacked on special sandwiches from Ike’s Love & Sandwiches! Ike uses the best quality ingredients to give customers the finest gourmet sandwiches that you can find, with thousands of different varieties of magnificent sandwiches, at locations all over California! Below you can see Ike himself with Margie:Once inside the lounge, the celebrated guests enjoyed delicious spirits from El Cristiano Tequila, Calabria Family Wines and Quixote Winery and snacked on special sandwiches from Ike’s Love & Sandwiches and stayed hydrated with Topo Chico mineral water. Entertainment was provided by ADM Entertainment spinning the hottest tunes.  House of Pickleball was on hand giving lessons and Teqball USA showed off their specially curved table while guests played for their cause of choice. Additional gifts were provided by Kalmado Armosaound Therapy Candles and PNKY, a pinky stabilizer for smart phones. As part of his commitment to giving back, GBK Brand Bar CEO, Gavin Keilly, partnered this event with Best Buddies, Eli A. Wolfe Memorial Fund for Justice in Sport, and The Alexander Graham Bell (AG Bell) Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  GBK has given over $10 million to over 50 charities since 2002.


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