Faith and Hoops: Check out Sports Illustrated
I know anytime someone in Oklahoma City talks about basketball these days, the conversation is focused on the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team.
However, there’s another interesting story about hoops in Sports Illustrated.
This week’s Sports Illustrated cover story features a basketball star who has been called “the best high school basketball player since LeBron James.”
The magazine story talks about Jabari Parker’s hoops aspirations of course, but his faith is a significant part of the article.
Parker is a junior at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago and he is a Mormon.
A news release about the cover story said the article shares about Parker’s comittment to his faith: ”Parker wakes up each morning at five and says a prayer, and three days a week, he is at Bible study at 5:30. Parker also accompanies a bishop of his church on visits to the sick, the poor and the elderly — an assignment designed to teach young men the importance of service and self sacrifice.”
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