Get In The Game: Jamal Scott

Get In The Game: Jamal Scott

Basketball enthusiast Jamal Scott breaks a seasonal spring sweat.

Basketball enthusiast Jamal Scott breaks a seasonal spring sweat.

Photography: Boo George

Styling: Deb Watson

This article appears in the pages of VMAN39, available on newsstands now. Order your copy now at vmagazineshop.com

"When I was two or three years old, my mom gave me a classic baby basketball hoop for Christmas and I dunked on it every day! Growing up, I watched old tapes of Michael Jordan playing basketball and doing interviews. I really admired his artistic approach to basketball and his work ethic. He talked about how he didn't make his high school basketball team at first, and how he'd stay up every night until he made a certain number of shots. Each dunk was so beautiful and elegant. Basketball is still by far my favorite way to exercise. On Sundays, I often go to basketball courts and play pickup with my friends.  In basketball, there's so much communication involved, all the time. I love the way that artistry comes into play while making a layup or dunking. You have to get really creative when you are in the paint and there are multiple guys hovering over you. There is only one opening, and only one clear shot; you have to contort your body to make it."

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Credits: MAKEUP YUKI HAYASHI (STREETERS) USING MAKEUP FOR EVER, HAIR THOM PRIANO (FOR R+CO), MODEL JAMAL SCOTT (ST. CLAIRE), CASTING SYDNEY BOWEN (STREETERS), DIGITAL TECHNICIAN BROR LVEFELDT, PHOTO ASSISTANTS MATHEW JOY, MARK LINCOLN, RYAN GARCIA, STYLIST ASSISTANTS CAROLINE SHIN, KAVANAUGH OKTAVEC, MAKEUP ASSISTANT TASHI HONNERY, MOVEMENT DIRECTION EMMA CHADWICK (STREETERS), SET DRESSING GILLE MILLS (THE MAGNET AGENCY), POST PRODUCTION STUDIO RM, LOCATION PIER59 STUDIOS

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