J. Michael Atkins – #20

Team Founder  and Assistant Coach

Thunder D2


Class 2.0

When did you start playing wheelchair basketball?  1992-93

Who is your favorite basketball player of all-time?  Dr. J and Kevin Durant

How would you describe yourself, in three words?  Dependable, Active, Fun

What is your favorite pre-game song?  Thunder

What is your disability or injury?  T-11 paraplegic

What are some of your hobbies?  Movies, motorcycles, fishing, hunting, traveling

What is your favorite movie?  The Matrix

What is your favorite book or literary work?  Books by Stephen King and Clive Barker

What are your goals while you play for the team?  Win.  Play well.  Be a team player

What’s your favorite food?  Thai food

Who is your favorite college basketball team?  Duke

Where were you born?  Whiteville, NC

Where would you like to go for a dream vacation?  New Zealand.  Japan

Who is your role model?  Grandfather, and Honey Kirschbuam