You’ve become one of the greatest NBA fans of all-time, if there is such a measure. Jack Nicholson and Jimmy Goldstein are like the MJ and Kobe of fans, but you’ve got to at least be KD. Have people started to recognize you and what’s been the feedback for this?
Tommy Dee, a blogger who ran the Knicks blog, shared a video for the #30in30 and when he tagged me, I went to his timeline and saw a post from a husband and wife that said ‘I saw this guy in Minnesota and our son Jack has been following the journey ever since. Jack wants to do this one day.’ Mainly NBA fans have started to recognize me, which is cool because get the stamps is the goal, but so is spreading the word about basketball passport by doing something it stands, which is breaking through that T.V. filter and getting out to games.
How have the players and team personnel responded to this new innovation?
I haven't interacted much with players from a standpoint of them knowing about the tool, but team personnel have been terrific. Usually, the folks in the public relations department hooked me up with a ticket to offset some costs. They’ve also been feeding the story of my journey to their media outlets, so it’s twofold. They get me in the building and help me get the word out.