Basketball Shooting

I’d Dominate Michael Jordan! (and Barack Obama)

April 11, 2013
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The USA Today asked eight of the top high school players in the country, all in attendance for Saturday’s Jordan Brand Classic, what they thought the final score would be if they played MJ 1-on-1. Three of the eight ACTUALLY SAID THAT THEY WOULD WIN against MJ in his PRIME! Which got me to thinking…. […]

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Two Things That You Control Today, That Will Change Your Tomorrow (A Shooting Story)

September 23, 2012
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Before I shook hands with Michael Jordan and told him about mevsMJ.com, I saw it happen! I’ve seen the 1-on-1 game with MJ! I’ve seen myself speaking to thousands, encouraging young and old what I believe, that Anything Is Possible with Faith & Hard Work! I’ve seen lives changed!

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What A Year! (2011 Recap)

December 27, 2011
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From the lows of an injury to the ultimate high of meeting Michael Jordan, 2011 was truly an amazing year for me and mevsMJ.com! Read about those events and everything in between in my 2011 mevsMJ.com recap!

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Is This Why NBA Guys Won’t Play Me?? (Video: 22 of 24 from 3pt)

October 21, 2011
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Is this why I can’t get even one NBA guy to agree to play me?? You tell me!! This is me shooting the ball this morning.

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New Opponents, Conditioning & 45 Free Throws in a Row!

September 15, 2011
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OK, it’s been forever since I’ve played anyone 1-on-1 (June 21st actually) and while I had hoped to have numerous games between then and now, almost every single thing I had lined up fell through. On top of that, for the last couple of weeks I’ve felt like I’m running in mud, so last week […]

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Time to Work (Adios to the Mental Free Throw Block)

May 10, 2011
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I stepped to the line, planted my right foot directly behind the tac the same way I had done the previous 27 times, took one dribble, found the valve, took the shot, held the follow through and heard the net pop for my 28th free throw in a row. If you were at the gym […]

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Hooping with Hopla! (My time with Dave Hopla, World’s Greatest Basketball Shooter)

April 21, 2011
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With pizza slices the size of my head and two large bowls of Italian wedding soup in front of us, the greatest basketball shooter in the World sat across from me in a small Italian restaurant located in Naples, Florida, looked at me with his intense sky blue colored eyes and said… “If you want […]

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Tomorrow I Shoot Hoops with Dave Hopla! (The Greatest Basketball Shooter in the World!)

April 14, 2011
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I’ve been excited to announce this to everyone and late last night I got the confirmation. It’s BIG! Tomorrow morning I will have something in common with Michael Jordan!!! Tomorrow I take the NEXT GIGANTIC STEP in my preparation to play the greatest basketball player in the world, Michael Jordan…by working with the greatest basketball […]

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I’M BACK!!!! (Me vs. Virginia Tech signee Robert Brown – Round 2)

March 31, 2011
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I thought it might take another 3-4 weeks, but it won’t. I’M BACK! Wednesday morning, exactly 8 weeks following the injury that has kept me from doing any activity, I made my comeback with a 1-on-1 rematch against Virginia Tech signee and one of ESPN’s Top 100 players, Robert Brown (see our first match-up here). Keep […]

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The Road to Recovery (Part 1: What I’ve Been Doing)

March 15, 2011
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It’s been 44 days since it happened. Forty-four days since I’ve been able to play basketball, due to my injury. What have I been up to in that time? Therapy and Recovery. After going to Jewett Orthopedic to have my injury checked out, Dr. Felix, the orthopedic specialist, said he would like me to begin […]

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The Power of Shipping

February 22, 2011
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Three posts ago, on February 10th, I posted the following [To the Partner of a Dreamer (a short letter)] and the response both surprised and humbled me. The truth is, I thought it was one of the worst things I had written to date.  While the initial idea was there, I just couldn’t seem to […]

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Get Out and Move! (Appreciate Your Health)

December 9, 2010
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It’s sad that it seems to always take an injury for me to fully appreciate the part of me that is injured.

I suppose most people go through life the same way. We run, jump, run faster and jump higher and think nothing of it until a sickness or injury halts our movement. Then we WISH we could just run and jump, even a little.

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Play Me and HELP ME Get Ready For Michael Jordan!

December 7, 2010
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In an effort to get in the best possible condition for my upcoming (gotta believe!) one-on-one battle with Michael Jordan, I’m focusing more of my time on one-on-one competition.

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Impact Basketball RECAP (Thank You Edition)

November 9, 2010
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I sat in my car, still in the parking lot of Impact Basketball.  I sat in silence, reflecting. I had just finished my final Impact Basketball workout on Saturday morning. I thought about where I was just eleven months ago.  How I didn’t exercise.  How I had basically given up the game of hoops.  How […]

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