I was honored to receive the opportunity to photograph at the #BeTrue PDX Summer Showcase Basketball Tournament last weekend in Beaverton, OR. This event was organized by the Portland Gay Basketball Association and the National Gay Basketball Association. I was doubly excited when I found out the games on Sunday July 28th would be played in the Bo Jackson Pavillion on the Nike campus. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports leagues – baseball and football, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1985 while playing for Auburn University, and he is widely considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time. Since I’m originally from Kansas City, KS I never really stopped being a Kansas City Royals fan and Bo Jackson is still considered almost godlike among Kansas Citians. Most folks who are not into professional baseball or football probably remember Bo Jackson from the “Bo Knows” advertising campaign. I was some what nervous about what to expect at the arena, and when I walked in on Sunday morning I realized almost immediately, I should have come earlier. Here are a couple images I captured while at the Pavillion.
Anyhow, that’s enough about Bo Jackson. At the top of this post are my favorite 5 images created at the weekend long basketball tournament. The tournament featured 13 teams, including 3 from Portland. While I’m a new fan of the Portland teams, I’d have to say the Rockdogs from the San Francisco Gay Basketball Association were my favorite team out of the bunch. Sorry PDX Ballers, but you have a great chance to get me to change my mind.
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