Kenny Shih, BODL: “If myself at the peak, I’d destroy these guys”



While playing in the FTBL, Kenny Shih of BODL was surprised how determined his colleagues and teammates could be on the court. “Some are way more aggressive than I ever anticipated, this part is cool!”, - says Kenny.


Kenny is a solid scoring center of BODL and a Head of Business Development in APAC for CoinFlex, the world’s first physically delivered cryptocurrency futures exchange.


Kenny started playing basketball since he was a kid and later in college. “I use to play basketball almost every day”, - recalls Kenny. Before joining FTBL, he played in different local leagues in Hong Kong, including Dream League and AICBL.

At work Kenny spends his days in reaching out to market makers, prop trading firms and other big traders

Last season BODL lost to FactSet in the final game. This time they are looking to win the FTBL championship and claim what they think is theirs.


Being a very competitive and passionate player himself, he jokes: “If myself at the peak, I’d destroy these guys”.


Couple of the games BODL were down entire match and managed to come back to win in the last quarter, recalls Kenny. “Particularly fun, when you grind out a win!”, - he says.



“The FinTech focus is quite great for networking, especially since the crypto community is very small,'' - thinks Kenny.


He also appreciates the co-ed element, that “allows more teamwork focus and selflessness”. Kenny hopes to see more crypto people joining FTBL in the future. Kenny and BODL is determined to win the championship. Will we see them succeed?


Q&A:


Favorite Basketball Player/NBA team

Giannis Antetokounmpo / Lakers


Where do you think you need to improve on?

Get in shape


If you could play with another player from another team in one team, who would it be?

No one, take my squad all day.


Which team do you consider is the best team in FTBL?

BODL obviously.


Which game was your best game?

Haven't had a particularly good game (underachieving)


Describe your coach?

Peter is such a great ambassador for FinTech and basketball!


What excites you the most in FTBL?

Organized games with refs, score-keeping, etc. are fun.