Meeting Marcus Jordan

by Kenny Eller on November 5, 2012

Me and Marcus Jordan

Saturday evening, during the silent auction portion of what is always a wonderful charitable night at the Bridges of Light Foundation’s Players Ball, I stood with my wife and her friend and took in a few magic tricks.

As the young magician, one of three or four, sent to patrol the room and entertain guests finished, I looked up and saw Marcus Jordan, the son of Michael Jordan.

A few minutes later I made my way over to Marcus to introduce myself.

“It’s nice to finally meet you.” – Marcus Jordan

As Marcus stood with a group of friends, I walked up, introduced myself and my wife and as soon as I mentioned and handed him a card, he said, “Oh yeah, I’ve been to the site and read your bio and stuff.  It’s nice to finally meet you.”

Pleasantly surprised, what happened next couldn’t have gone any better.

Because his group of friends was so inquisitive about my journey, I gave them all cards and was able to share with them and Marcus exactly why I began this site and what it has morphed into.

They absolutely loved it!

At one point one of the friends pointed to Marcus and said something like, “Well, he’s the one that can make it happen!”  To which Marcus laughed and replied, “Yeah, I’ve gotta work on that.”

It’s Not About Trying to Beat Your Dad at Basketball

To be able to explain this journey in detail and to let Marcus know that I’m not delusional, that it’s not about trying to beat his dad at basketball and for him to GET IT and understand better what I’m looking to accomplish, is all for which I could have asked.

Trust Your Path

Early Saturday morning, hours before I was telling Marcus Jordan that this is about showing others that anything is possible with faith & hard work, I felt compelled to write about trusting your path on the Facebook Page.

How fitting those very words turned out to be.

me vs. Michael Jordan…the amazing journey continues!  What happens next!?  We’ll have to wait and see!  As always, thank you for following along!


If you’re new here, I set out in August 2010 to get a game of 1-on-1 vs. my childhood hero Michael Jordan.  This site is about that journey…through every valley, to every mountain top of triumph!


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John S. November 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

That’s pretty cool Kenny! By now, there is no way someone should not believe that anything isn’t possible. You’ve spoken to the man himself, you have now spoken to his son, and things just seem to be falling into place. Not because it should but because you MAKE IT HAPPEN!

P.S. This should really be pushing you to get back in shape now. As for me, I’m all in with my goal. Don’t let me beat you. LOL


Kenny Eller Kenny Eller November 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Thanks John! I appreciate all of your support! It was without a doubt cool to be explaining what I’m doing and to see Marcus nodding his head in agreement. It was quite the interaction!

Yeah, I’m back at getting in mevsMJ shape! Love to hear that you’re all in! Also love the friendly comp! Bring it! Haha!


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