Dave Hopla

The Burn In The Greatness of Morning

January 26, 2012
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After just under six hours of sleep, 5 a.m. nudges me, letting me know that it’s time to work. It’s Friday morning. I know that I need more rest, but that will have to come later. It’s time to have a great morning! Coffee, smoothie, dressed in Jordan gear and out the door…

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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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The Foundation for Greatness is in the Roadwork!

July 5, 2011
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No one sees me when I’m all alone on the court, soaked with sweat, searching for a breath, with the sadistically hot sun laughing above. No one sees me when all that separates another repetition from quitting is the desire to improve alone. No one sees me when I’m in the gym launching one shot […]

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No More Ordinary Days (Working with Coach Kevin Sutton)

May 12, 2011
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God has a plan for me. I have no better way to describe what is happening in my life these days than to give credit where credit is due. In the last month and a half, I just happened to meet the designer of the Jordan typeface, just happened to come across and work with […]

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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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Pretty Good! (The Enemy of Great!)

April 26, 2011
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I jumped out of bed this past Friday morning, grabbed a quick bite to eat and headed to the gym to get some makes in.  I went to work on my game.  I went to break records.  I entered the gym upbeat and full of energy, but left frustrated and a little down. Actually, I […]

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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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