The Last Dance with the G.O.A.T- the greatest basketball player ever!

QIC: Hasbro VQ

Date: 05/28/2020

PAX: Whittler, Geek Squad, Blindside, Pumpkin, Gretel, Milkman, MoneyBall, Ducktales, Friar Tuck, threeskin, Mr. Clean, Fissure, Hasbro, and U-turn

AO: The Huey



Warm and muggy due to a steady overnight rain. There was copious quantities of perspiration within the PAX. You could feel the humidity on your face.

Preface: What a lot of people do not realize is Michael Jordan did not start out as the best basketball player in the world.  Everyone remembers the many references: Air Jordan, Air, His Airness, the phrases “Be Like Mike, or I Want to be like Mike”.  

Everything you do on the basketball court uses almost every muscle group in the human body. Everything from rebounding, shooting, guarding, and even dribbling the ball.  Having a strong core helps to evade and fight off injury.  At the center of greatness, the best become better! MJ was a tremendous leader on the court and it’s because of his unshaken willpower and discipline he was able to achieve more than anyone thought was possible.


400-meter run around the track at warm up pace

Circle up (in the parking lot)

Arm circles forward x 23

Arm circles backward x 23

SSH x 23 OYO

Finkle Swings – 12 each leg (do them OYO to practice social distancing)

Willie Mays Hays – 23 total OYO

SSH – 23 OYO

The Thang

Mosey to the pavilion and grab a picnic table

Merkins x 23

Jump shots x 5

Decline Merkins: x 23

Jump shots x 5

Incline Merkins x 23

Jump shots x 5

Air Drama (squat and come up and extend calves): x 23

MJ, His Airness, had the ability to leap high and jump over his opponents on the way to the basket.  He seemed to soar above the competition.

Long jump from patio to wall and back) (modify as nec.)


LBC – x 23

Reverse Crunch x 23

Hold Plank – 30 seconds

American hammer – 23 count

Moseyed to the parking lot by the trashcans as there was time on the clock. Dora.

Partnered up, and performed the following movements and ran to the end of the parking lot and back while in between rotations

Mericans x 100

Air squats x 100

Dive Bombers x 100

Finished off with a circle of Mericans. Each PAX performed 5 reps to exhaustion


Jordan’s personal trainer, Tim Grover believed that a solid core is essential to helping an athlete run faster, jump higher and reach his full athletic potential. 

MJ always wanted to get better and was never satisfied.  No matter how many accolades, mentions he received, recognition, etc.  He always wanted to go against the best players. He never played down to the level of his combination.  He faced many adversaries on the court that were physically stronger. But through it all, he achieved greatness because he knew he could do it.  He was very determined and set on his goals.

We as PAX are called to play to the highest level on the court of life.  There are no shortcuts! The Lord instructs his children to do all they do as unto the Lord. That is giving every conceivable effort to finish what we started.

End with scripture references. 

1 Corinthians 10:31

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the Glory of God

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus