Today we’d like to introduce you to Abraham Muheize.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Abraham. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am Palestinian, born and raised in WL Cajon, CA. I grew up playing football with dreams to make it professional so that I could come back to El Cajon and be able to make some changes and give back. In 2005, I broke a California State record for most yards by a QB and multiple San Diego records. Unfortunately, I didn’t receive a single football scholarship for unknown reasons. Some say it’s because of race, some say it’s because of the school I went too.
I continued to Grossmont College to continue my dream. It took me to Montana State University and Central Washington University where I was able to continue playing and get a great college education.
In 2012, I found myself back in San Diego and lost with what I wanted to do with myself with football coming to an end. I’ve always had an entrepreneur mind set, so I found myself in venture capital cold calling investors to invest $49,000 for 1% of a transportation company that caters to the nightlife similar to Uber for party buses. I worked my butt off for 4 years barely scraping money to get by.
During that time, I was finding my passion to compete playing basketball. With a friend of mine we decided to start El Cajon Pro Am in 2016 to raise money for El Cajon Valley High School while playing basketball. We became known as the best basketball league on San Diego and grew a lot of attention, even donated a check after 5 months for $9,500 to El Cajon Valley High School.
All that attention landed me an opportunity to franchise a basketball team in the ABA. I’ve decided to use this platform of having a professional basketball team to be able to get into different communities throughout San Diego to reach out as a platform to give back. The process has recently started, and everything is falling into place.
I have partnered with the top attorney in San Diego King Aminpour… his partnership allows us to be the San Diego Kings.
My head coach and general manager is the head coach of Lincoln High School Mr. Jeff Harper Harris. With him and his staff I see a great future for our team.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Starting from scratch is always the hardest thing you can do in any business. Trying to start a basketball team maybe even harder. First thing I had to do was find a partner that could see my vision and believe in me. After 5 months of having a proposal for King Aminpour I finally got into his office for 5 minutes, which turned into 45 minutes and him becoming my business partner in this amazing adventure.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about San Diego Kings – what should we know?
I’m and the owner of the San Diego Kings and it’s my job to create a fan base and revenue for our team. I specialize in marketing and social media. I’m most proud of having a Partnership with King Aminpour who has been known as one of the best attorney’s in San Diego of over 20 years. For him to believe in me and my vision makes me work harder. What sets me a part of other is my drive and will to succeed. I work and day and night making sure I do whatever it takes to bring the San Diego Kings to the top.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
People person, caring, honest, and always hungry for success. I want it more than anyone want it.
- Website: Sdkingsbasketball.com
- Phone: 6193023532
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @sdkings_aba
- Facebook: Sdkings
- Twitter: Sdkings_aba
- Yelp: San Diego Kings
- Other: San Diego Kings YouTube
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