NBA

What A Year! (2011 Recap)

December 27, 2011
Thumbnail image for What A Year!  (2011 Recap)

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!

Continue the journey →

Goodbye Mr. Nice Guy

October 27, 2011
Thumbnail image for Goodbye Mr. Nice Guy

If I said less good and more bad would more people know my story? If I wrote for controversy instead of from the heart would my dream come true sooner? If I talked down about the man I looked up to so much as a kid would it give him a reason to play me? […]

Continue the journey →

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

October 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Is This Why NBA Guys Won’t Play Me?? (Video: 22 of 24 from 3pt)

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.

Continue the journey →

Who Are YOU Competing With?

October 13, 2011
Thumbnail image for Who Are YOU Competing With?

A week ago, as part of my basketball workout, I set out to make 100 NBA three pointers while logging my shooting percentage, Dave Hopla style. Shooting NBA range threes isn’t something I typically work on in my normal shooting workouts, as I have always felt until every other shot is as money as a […]

Continue the journey →

Me vs. Damon Jones (The Shootout That ALMOST Was)

September 29, 2011
Thumbnail image for Me vs. Damon Jones (The Shootout That ALMOST Was)

During my time out at Impact Basketball’s Competitive League, I was once again shown the power of social media and in particular Twitter. During my layover in Phoenix, Arizona, I sent a challenge out to 11 year NBA veteran and three point sharpshooter Damon Jones.  I knew Damon would be at Impact’s event in Las […]

Continue the journey →

Impact Basketball’s Competitive League Recap

September 27, 2011
Thumbnail image for Impact Basketball’s Competitive League Recap

Sitting in the last of a long row of folding metal chairs lining the sideline of the court I studied the footwork of Rudy Gay, Roger Mason and Jared Dudley as they went through their morning court workout with the founder of Impact Basketball, Joe Abunassar. My eyes red and heavy from lack of sleep […]

Continue the journey →

I’m Headed to Vegas! Who’s Got Next?? (@impactbball)

September 20, 2011
Thumbnail image for I’m Headed to Vegas!  Who’s Got Next??  (@impactbball)

Later this morning I will land in Las Vegas, Nevada for the first time. I won’t be there to vacation or to gamble. I’ll be there for Impact Basketball’s Competitive Training Series, which is a league featuring games with up to 60 current NBA players! I’m going because I LOVE the game of basketball! I’m […]

Continue the journey →

“Michael Jordan” (YOU Can’t Quit!)

September 1, 2011
Thumbnail image for “Michael Jordan” (YOU Can’t Quit!)

It was game four of 2-on-2 this past Saturday.  After having scored eight points in a row, I was struggling.  I was gassed and couldn’t find my wind. Hands on my knees, stripped of energy, I pleaded to my brother, my teammate, slow it down! An hour and a half before I had been bent […]

Continue the journey →

My Time with T-Mac + Tracy McGrady (@TheReal_TMAC) Gives Me & mevsMJ.com a Shout Out!

July 19, 2011
Thumbnail image for My Time with T-Mac + Tracy McGrady (@TheReal_TMAC) Gives Me & mevsMJ.com a Shout Out!

The T-Mac Shout Out! Yesterday at 10:02 am the following message from Tracy McGrady came across my Twitter feed!: I dream big things here at mevsMJ.com, but even for me, having Tracy McGrady give ME a shout out blows my mind!  The fact that one of the best basketball players to ever play the game […]

Continue the journey →

Mr. June

June 2, 2011
Thumbnail image for Mr. June

The skeptics doubted, but Mr. June knew. They applauded his individual talents, while questioning his ability to carry a team, but Mr. June knew. At the start of the 1991 NBA Finals, the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers were favored, but Mr. June knew. After losing Game 1 of that Finals series, the critics […]

Continue the journey →

No More Ordinary Days (Working with Coach Kevin Sutton)

May 12, 2011
Thumbnail image for No More Ordinary Days (Working with Coach Kevin Sutton)

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 […]

Continue the journey →

A “No” and the BIGGEST “YES!” (Nick Anderson Called Me!!!!)

May 3, 2011
Thumbnail image for A “No” and the BIGGEST “YES!” (Nick Anderson Called Me!!!!)

I woke up yesterday morning and the first thing I read was, “That would not be possible.” It wasn’t the response I had hoped for when I sent out the the request, but I emailed them back, thanking them for responding nonetheless. Head up, I then sent out the following update to Twitter and Facebook: […]

Continue the journey →

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

April 21, 2011
Thumbnail image for Hooping with Hopla! (My time with Dave Hopla, World’s Greatest Basketball Shooter)

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 […]

Continue the journey →

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

April 14, 2011
Thumbnail image for Tomorrow I Shoot Hoops with Dave Hopla! (The Greatest Basketball Shooter in the World!)

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 […]

Continue the journey →