Michael Jordan

The story of the first time I spoke to Michael Jordan

March 15, 2017
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The first time I spoke with the G.O.A.T. was just over 20 years ago.  I had seen Michael Jordan before on a basketball court and a baseball field, but never had been in a position to talk with him.  It was in the last moments of evening, at a back entrance to the now closed […]

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James R. Jordan

January 2, 2016
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The text message illuminated my previously still phone and I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. It was an image. James R. Jordan, Michael Jordan’s older brother, standing in the tunnel at Time Warner Cable Arena (Home of the Charlotte Hornets), smiling and holding one of my mevsMJ.com shirts. A grin too large for my face […]

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Me vs. Rodney Hood (Utah Jazz)

June 6, 2015
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I had just realized a dream of mine by testing my skills against my first active NBA player, something that when I reflect on where I started with this journey, seems rather surreal.

Rodney on the other hand, a little over a month ago, finished his rookie season in the NBA and finished it strong, being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April.

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Rare Air: My Time with Michael Jordan

April 19, 2014
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Then Michael Jordan took it to a place that I’VE ONLY DREAMED ABOUT! “mevsMJ.com, huh?” an engaged Jordan shot my way, as he got back in his cart. Now smiling, I replied, “What do you think?” “You Won’t Win! You Won’t Win!,” he quipped with a smile. Living the dream, I eagerly asked, “When can we play!?” “Anytime!” a playful Jordan fired back!

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Me vs. DeShawn Stevenson (NBA Champion)

January 19, 2014
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Since the day I began really playing basketball, some 23 years ago, I’ve dreamed of walking onto a basketball court, lacing up my Jordans and matching up against one of the World’s best – an NBA Player. On Friday, January 17th, that lifelong Dream came true when I went head-to-head with NBA Champion, DeShawn Stevenson! […]

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My Time with Orlando Magic Legend Nick Anderson

December 24, 2013
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On Friday, the 20th day of December 2013, Anything Is Possible with Faith & Hard Work, was proven once again as I spent the morning on a basketball court with Orlando Magic Legend, Nick Anderson! For over two hours, the man that has created so many memories for fans over his career in college and the […]

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October 25, 2013
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She called me into her office and asked me to have a seat.  In the previous four years, I had never been in “the” office prior to this. Minutes later I was told that my services were no longer needed. I stood up, pulled the keycard that I used to enter the building from my […]

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Toni Kukoc Sends Me A Message! (Video)

August 14, 2013
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3 time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan’s teammate, Toni Kukoc, sent me a message about my journey to play Michael Jordan!

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Bobcats Fantasy Camp 2013

July 20, 2013
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Last year around this time, I had just made my way over to Michael Jordan, shook his hand and told him about mevsMJ.com.  It was an amazing moment – a HUGE step in this journey – and it had taken place at the 2012 Charlotte Bobcats Fantasy Camp! I had hoped that there would be […]

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Transparency 230

May 5, 2013
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The event and interaction with Michael Jordan that almost stopped mevsMJ.com.

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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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Happy 50th Michael Jordan

February 16, 2013
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I’ve known when Michael’s birthday is for most of my life. Maybe it was all of the books and magazines I read about him when I was a kid. Maybe it was the back of the basketball cards. Maybe it was because he’s the reason I play ball. He’s the reason there is a mevsMJ.com.

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Wasting Time

February 13, 2013
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After taking in the farmer’s market in downtown Clermont on Sunday afternoon, my wife and I walked down to the nearby lake.  We walked to spend time together.  We walked to enjoy the gorgeous weather that is a permanent resident of Central Florida. That simple leisurely stroll ended up sending a jolt through me that […]

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Me and Corey Maggette (One Man’s Kindness Changes the Game)

January 29, 2013
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On January 16th, Corey Maggette of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons found me on Instagram and it changed everything. Just 11 days later, after some messaging back and forth between myself and Corey, I was at the Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons game on Sunday to meet him, thank him for his kindness and to hand […]

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