About Me

by Kenny Eller on August 23, 2010


About Me:

Welcome!  I’m Kenny Eller, a 33 year old dreamer (as of 8/22/2010)!  I’ve wanted to play basketball with Michael Jordan since I was just a kid.

I’m a believer.

I’m an optimist.

I’m a Jordan fan.

I was raised in Central Florida by two hard working, honest, loving parents and led to believe I COULD be anything.

After the basketball bug bit me as a youngster, I would pray at night to be tall.  Making it close to 6’2” when my parents are 5’8” and 5’6”, seems like an answered prayer to me.

I have two amazing puppies (Cooper and Grayson), a superstar brother, two parents who anyone would be blessed to have and a supportive group of family and friends.

me vs. MJ: My Journey to Jordan Camp:

I came up with me vs. MJ in the fall of 2009.

Born from a childhood dream and coupled with grown up ambition, I launched mevsMJ.com on 8/22/10.

My Basketball Background:

My basketball life began the summer after eighth grade.  From that point, through about the age of 22, basketball consumed me.

I played one year of high school basketball (sophomore).

From age 22 through today (33), my focus in life definitely changed, but hoops has always been a part of me.

Basketball has been a part of my life longer than just about anything else.

Other Interests:

Lifelong Miami Dolphins fan.  Miss the Marino to Clayton and Duper days:-)

Running. (never thought I would type that)

Cycling.  (never thought I’d type that either)

Church and He who guides me.

Cooking.  Irooooooon Chefffff!

Making Rap beats for my bro.

Family.  What it’s all about!

Being the best that I can be.

How I pay the bills:

I work in the financial services industry in the field of wealth management.

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Want know even more about me?  Check out 101 Things About Me!

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob Eller August 23, 2010 at 1:28 am

The world needs to know more about you. Stats please!

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller August 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Coming soon:-)

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Dean August 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

You should hire Byron Russell to lure MJ in !

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller August 23, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Might just do that:-)

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Yvon Bayonne August 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm

If no results, try John Starks…

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller August 29, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Haha, John Starks! Oh, the memories!:-)

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Jon Jones, Sports Performance Group August 24, 2010 at 11:41 am

Kenny: Great Start, Your writing skills need to be shown. America is based on Dreams
never stop Dreaming.
P.S. We will be announcing some exciting things to come in the world of Sports
in Orlando and Clermont soon.

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller August 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Mr Jones: Thank you! I appreciate the kind words!

I’m very excited about the Sports Performance Group and what it will mean to the area! Looking forward to hearing more about it soon.

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Yvon Bayonne August 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

You’re story draw me in! As I happen to be a huge basketball fan.
Keep it up.

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller August 29, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Thanks Yvon! I appreciate the feedback! Thanks for checking out the site!

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Jim Kerkvliet September 1, 2010 at 1:24 pm

What can I say. I am retired so I have time to dream about basketball again. It was a part of my life for so many years. My juices kind of got flowing again reading through your articles Kenny. I almost felt like I was at a Nike coaching clinic from years ago. Great job on the articles. I like your writing style.

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller September 1, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Thanks for checking the site and articles out Jim! I appreciate it! I also appreciate the positive feedback! I once found such joy in writing, and then when I left TV some years ago, I also left much of the writing behind. It’s nice to dust it off and get back into it.

As far as the basketball goes, it’s never to late to pick up the ball and start playing again:-) You should come out and shoot sometime with us!

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Alex Thio October 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

I must say – this is the most UNIQUE “About Me” page I have seen thus far – and I’ve seen MANY! Congratulations on your blog, and success be yours every step of the way. I can’t wait to see your name in bright lights!

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller October 20, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Thanks Alex! I’m glad you like it 😀

Again thank you for the kind and positive words!!!! They mean a lot!!!

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Joe Stewart October 27, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Kenny,
Glad I finally found your site. When you were younger I always enjoyed watching you and Bob (Bobby) play ball. You were a great big brother and mentor, not to mention a great ball player. Good luck on following your dream! By the way, you’re still a great ball player. You didn’t notice, but you were first pick on Tuesday night. Good Luck!

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller October 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

Joe, I’m glad you found the site too!

Thank you for ALL of the kind words and positive encouragement! I really appreciate it! Means a lot!

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Tom Carollo November 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Kenny,

Keep up the hard work! Your doing great!!

Coach Tom

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller November 3, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Thanks Tom!!! You have no idea how much I’m enjoying this experience at Impact Basketball! You guys rock!

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Benny February 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

What a cool dream!! I hope you get that 1 v 1 match up with the man!

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller February 26, 2011 at 7:49 am

Thank you Benny! I really appreciate it!

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John Gustafson April 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

Great site. You are a wonderful writer & you have a great site. If you do play MJ I will pay to have the honor to watch you with my hero!

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller April 15, 2014 at 6:59 am

Thank you so much John! You’ve got a deal! When we play, I’ll let ya know!

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John Pham August 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Kenny, I am glad I found your site. You are an inspiration to anyone with a dream. As you’ve said it, “Anything is possible with faith and hard work!”

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller August 22, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Thank you John. I appreciate your kind words. Thank you for the encouragement!

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Tian Li September 1, 2014 at 10:54 pm

“Anything is possible with faith and hard work!”

it will be my motto. thank you Kenny!

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Kenny Eller Kenny Eller September 2, 2014 at 7:07 am

Thanks for visiting! That’s great! I hope that you find it useful and prosperous, Tian Li!

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