After an ice skating adventure in Bryant Park the next morning, you meet up with Dan and Jenny for lunch and a shoot-around Tuesday afternoon. What did you all do at the shoot-around?
STEVE: Up until lunch, we still weren’t totally convinced that “a shoot-around on the court at Madison Square Garden” meant that WE were going to be the ones ‘shooting around.’ Maybe we were just going to watch the teams do their pre-game warmups or something. So, it was definitely surreal when Stephen and I were actually walking through the player tunnel and onto the court at Madison Square Garden.
STEPHEN: So many awesome basketball players have played on the court at MSG. I’m a huge basketball fan, both college and professional. Thinking that players like Michael Jordan played here, that’s just so cool. A group of guys and I played a game of half-court pick-up and that got me even more pumped up for this experience.
STEVE: When I saw the look on Stephen’s face and knew how much this meant to him, that was it for me. I knew this was going to be a memory that we have together forever. Such a special experience. While we were there, we got to meet Bob Valvano, Jimmy V’s brother, lots of the V Foundation leadership team including their CEO Shane Jacobson and hang out with Dan and Jenny. One who made a lot more baskets than the other during the shoot-around!