We had the good fortune of connecting with Mikhail Gibson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mikhail, why did you pursue a creative career?

I pursued my creative Career because it have been my outlet my whole life. I’ve played basketball at Glenville Highschool in Cleveland Ohio, this is Where all of the NFL top dawgs pipeline out of. Ted Ginn Jr, Donte Whitner, Frank Clark, Marshon Lattimore and the list goes on, coming from St.Clair and the Glenville neighborhood gave us a lot of motivation to see and do more. We were all we had, and we did everything as a unit. We made the best of our situations. I was one of the high school favorites on bball side and was always well connect with everyone. I always told myself if I wasn’t the one who made it to the NBA, I would always want to stay around the game because I knew the On Court and Off The Court world with it. I just stayed dedicated and determined, which today landed me with one of the top upcoming sports agencies in the world (Player Above Sports Group). My Agencies is owned by NFL Veteran and Super Bowl Champion TJ Ward and Cleveland Native, Markeese LaVette. Me and Bobby Carswell III (Liasion and Dot Connector) Complete the PASG Team.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.

My Job as being a director of Recruiting comes with being very complex, it also allow me to be the genuine person I am. I love to not only orchestrate business opportunity on and off court/field for my clients but it allow me to build longevity relationships and friendships as well. It also helps me to tap into my creativity for marketing and branding, I love connecting the dots and putting things together. Before actually obtaining my job in Agency I started just doing day- to- day operation For my friends/Brothers Andre Drummond and Kevin Porter JR which showed that I had what it takes to be in those rooms.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

I would take my friends to Habibi’s, 3rd Base, Dragonfly and Highlight Room. These are some hot spots in LA, these are places you could eat, enjoy yourself and Network at the same time. Poppy’s is another one of my favorites. I’ve network with guys that’s in the same circles that I’m in and created new opportunities as well. My friends know I love to network and be in big rooms, I work them.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Want to Give a S/O to my Family, Friends and Supporters. I personally want to Give a Shout-out to TJ Ward and Markeese LaVette for believing me and Granting me the opportunity. They believe in me alot and know that I’m a nice piece for what were are doing in our agency. I also would love to give S/O the Coach Holt, Coach Ted Ginn Sr, James Miller and Bryon Ottrix for molding me from a young kid into the man I am today. Lastly My Sister Ebony Warren and my Parents Michael Gibson and Nerrissa Calloway for giving me the drive. They showed me that it’s never over no matter what, Keep Pushing!

Website: Www.playerabovesports.com

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Shoutout LA , D’angelo LaVelle, Andre Drummond, Entertainment Architect, Family,Friends, & Supporters.

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