Michael Whittenberg

Michael Whittenberg

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Michael O. Whittenberg, 23, and one of two NBA Community leaders for Bleacher Report, hails from the great state of South Carolina and currently resides in Charlotte North Carolina. Michael attends college in NC as well, where he recently changed his major from Computer Information Systems to English/Journalism because his love for writing; especially about sports. Once he graduates he plans to attend Grad school in DC or Dallas and continue to study Journalism.

Despite being a native of the Carolinas, he hates the North Carolina Tarheels with a passion. However, he is a huge Duke and Carolina Panthers fan and is starting to show a little love towards the Charlotte Bobcats.

Michael’s favorite athletes of all-time would have to be Jerry Rice, Isiah Thomas, Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Andrew Toney and Clyde Drexler.

Some of his favorite current athletes are Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen, Diana Taurasi, Vladimir Guerrero, Manny Ramirez, Josh Hamilton, Alphonso Soriano, Braylon Edwards, Kellen Winslow Jr., Carson Palmer, Candace Parker, Steve Nash, Joe Johnson, A-Rod, Gilbert Arenas and Steve Smith.

Whittenberg loves and follows all sports—but shows more adulation towards NBA Basketball and he considers himself a historian of the game.

He shows much respect and admiration for sports writers Stephen A.Smith, J.A. Adande, Jemelle Hill, Scoop Jackson, Chris Broussard, Jeffri Chadiha, John Clayton, Chris Sheridan, Marc Stein, Woody Paige, Jay Mariotti Bill Plaschke and newly added, James Walker.

Mike started writing at the age of 10… he used to write short story mysteries for fun and his brother illustrated the “books”. As a child, he admired the writing style of R.L. Stine because he was a huge fan of Goosebumps. He is still a mystery/horror fan and loves to read Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, and Dean Koontz. He also enjoys biographies, autobiographies and inspirational books…particularly Joel Osteen, Hill Harper and TD Jakes.

Away from sports writing and reading, his other hobbies include gun range shooting, playing basketball, and clothes shopping. Mike considers himself a great dresser and is addicted to Lacoste polos.

Michael can be contacted through email: mike_whittenberg@yahoo.com

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  • Keith Schlosser posted 1657 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    Could Tracy McGrady be on his way to New York?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/316212-moving-day-yet-knicks-and-rockets-could-swap-disgruntled-stars

  • Keith Schlosser posted 1682 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    The NBA Hall of Fame recently announced its 2010 nominees. Do you think Mark Jackson will be getting a call from the Hall?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/302455-playing-devils-advocate-is-former-knick-mark-jackson-a-hall-of-famer

  • Keith Schlosser posted 1710 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    It's time to prepare the throne, the King has arrived in New York! Lebron James is set to make his only appearance this season at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks. Take a look.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/285453-prepare-the-throne-the-king-is-here-lebron-james-pays-visit-to-knicks

  • Court Zierk posted 1719 days ago

    Court Zierk

    Michael,

    Please check this out and let me know what you think. Need some support on this one!Thanks

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/279952-george-karl-is-the-most-refreshing-coach-in-the-nba

  • Brad Frank posted 1719 days ago

    Brad  Frank

    Michael,

    Please check out my latest article. I list an over/under prop bet for each NBA team pertaining to their respective season.

    Even if you just comment with one prediction, I'll be thankful you did.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/279758-let-the-season-begin-team-by-team-nba-overunders

    Thanks,
    Brad

  • J. Michael Morris posted 1721 days ago

    J. Michael Morris

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/279298-who-put-this-jazz-song-on-repeat

  • Keith Schlosser posted 1727 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    Could the Knicks' 2010 fate be in the hands of Eddy Curry?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/275202-with-2010-looming-for-the-knicks-the-time-is-now-for-eddy-curry

  • Hurricane Hubbard posted 1730 days ago

    Hurricane Hubbard

    Men who earned their respect

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/273279-revered-and-respected-nfl-players-that-will-always-be-adored

  • Steve Smith posted 1761 days ago

    Steve Smith

    Michael,

    Hope you return soon with some new stuff, my man.

    If you do pop in to check your page, I felt you might get a kick out of this little piece. It has an important message for everyone. Let me know what you think of it in the comments section.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/255532-be-smart-play-joyfully-today?just_published=1

    Thanks,

    Daniel Barber aka Hotnuke

  • Steve Smith posted 1769 days ago

    Steve Smith

    Michael,

    I just thought you might like this piece. It’s a humerous recap of the fabulous Miami Hurricanes vs Florida State Seminoles game that took place last night. Let me know what you think of it.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/250441-aaugh-florida-state-and-bobby-bowden-foiled-again-by-miami?just_published=1

    Thanks,

    Daniel Barber aka Hotnuke

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