Garfield Blair

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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Me vs. Andy Gebru (Professional Basketball Player in Brazil) [Video]

June 21, 2011
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What do you do against a guy who was an all-conference player in college at Fayetteville State University?  What do you do against a guy who dropped close to 200 three pointers in his three years there and averaged over 16 points per game? What do you do against a guy who is so good […]

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Preparing For The Un-Expected!

June 9, 2011
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With my fingertips still emitting small flames from being on FIRE the previous two games of 1-on-1 against my brother, I got down in my defensive stance and began preparing for the unexpected. I had just won two games against him handedly and was extremely tired, but this was not the time to rest.  This […]

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To Run…or Not To Run!?!? (The ? with a Joyful Answer)

June 7, 2011
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In 2010 I went from hating running to enjoying it.  From sitting on my couch to running over 530 miles.  I ran two half marathons.  I ran during the week in the mornings or evenings for fun.   From last summer through my injury, on the last day of January, I ran every Saturday morning (8-10 […]

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Giving My All (Who Dictates The Effort You Give?)

May 17, 2011
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Later tonight I will take the next step in my preparation to face Michael Jordan by attending my first training session with Kevin Sutton!!  Due to the group of players participating in this session (I’ll be the only 33 year old), I’ll be giving it my all. Will everyone else? Truthfully, will the college guy give […]

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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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Me vs. Garfield Blair! (Jamaican National Team Starting SG)

April 28, 2011
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“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan I read that quote a few hours before I slid my Jordans on and took on my next 1-on-1 opponent, Jamaican National Team Starting Shooting Guard, Garfield Blair. Garfield Blair (The Player) In July of last year Blair averaged over […]

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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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My Next 1-on-1 Opponent – Garfield Blair (Jamaican National Team Starting SG & Former Stetson Hatters Star!)

April 12, 2011
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“How many do you think I’ll score?”, was the text message I sent to my next 1-on-1 opponent. “Maybe about 5 or 6,” was Garfield Blair’s response. What started as a slight smile across my face grew into a full out laugh as I read his message.  I wasn’t laughing at what Blair, the 6 […]

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