MY FIRST BLOG EVER: 2016 OFF SEASON

This off-season was something special, to say the least. I had the chance to spend time with my friends and family (especially my 1 year-old daughter Zuri).

Check her out. 

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The princess is getting big, such a blessing……#september10

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I also got to travel, which is one of my favorite things to do. I was able to visit places like Santa Barbara, Las Vegas (twice), the Dominican Republic and Ohio. What about you guys?

In addition, I took—what’s becoming—my annual trip to Lexington, Kentucky. For the last four years, my foundation (The Mack Foundation) has hosted a weekend event where I’m able to bring NBA players to Lexington to connect with the youth and fans. It’s pretty cool. This year I partnered with the Lexington Legends (a minor league baseball team) for “Back with Mack,” a backpack giveaway. We were able to give donate 300 backpacks with school supplies to the community.

And I can’t forget about the Bahamas, another great trip that’s becoming routine. I’ve been going there over the last few summers as part of The Jeff Rodgers Basketball Camp, where I’m able to connect with people less fortunate than me. Not only do we host a camp, but also play in a celebrity basketball game. It’s all a fun time and I’m just grateful to be in a position to give back. Getting here wasn’t easy, but as you can see it’s not impossible.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”—Robert Collier

Currently, I reside in Atlanta, GA—one of my favorite places in the world. I guess you could say it’s my off-season spot. For me, this is the place where I’m able to get the workouts I need in order to stay in the best shape possible (big ups to The Skill Factory for getting me right).

I also get a chance to be connected to one of the things I love which is Hip-Hip/R&B music and speaking of, here are a few of the shows and tours I was able to attend, each of which was equally amazing.

  • Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash
  • Future and Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour
  • The Weeknd’s The Madness Fall Tour
  • Kanye West’s Saint Pablo Tour 

S/O to my connect for taking care of me all summer, much love appreciate it…..

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All in all, I’m super excited for the season, which begins Tuesday (Sept. 27) and blessed to have had another impactful and adventurous summer. But it’s time to get back to work! I’m looking forward to you guys following me on this journey and appreciate all your love and support. ‘Til next time, but in the meantime… #ThinkPositive

Shelvin B. Mack Jr.

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P.S. Drop a comment below and tell me about your Summer ’16’s.

Javar Gholson

28,398 thoughts on “MY FIRST BLOG EVER: 2016 OFF SEASON”

  1. Good stuff bro. I’m glad you had a great summer. You know how my summer been. We keep each other updated with things. Keep up with the blogs. I’m proud of you.

  2. Glad you had such a good summer. Zuri is really cute. I traveled a lot this summer and connected with old friends. Texas for my son’s fourth back surgery. Carson City to visit someone I haven’t seen in 25 years. Philly a week ago fog grandson’s 1st birthday. Concerts? Dixie Chicks here in Vegas and Il Divo November 18th. Can’t wait for season to start. Go Jazz!!!

    1. Meg – That sounds like an adventurous summer! Prayers up for your son; My daughter means the world to me! Also, thank you for the support, it’s going to be a great season!

  3. Shelvin, I really enjoy your style of PG play. Tough, hard-nosed and aggressive. I’m rooting for you.
    from north Texas, this retired USAF fighter pilot will be watching every game on League Pass. So, don’t screw up! Cheers. Go Jazz!

  4. Glad to have you in Salt Lake again! What you did for us in the second half of the season was amaizing. Take advantage of the unique situation we have here in Utah. Make this year one where the hype doesn’t even include how good th Itah Jazz really are! Keep on traveling around this spinning sphere; it’s the best way to not only find out about the world, but who you are. Look forward to the Mack attack this year!

  5. Mr. Mack, I’ve been a fan since the Bulldogs. You exemplify the hard work and dedication that it takes to make it. Keep up the Great Work and continue to be you!

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