Posts filed under: Sports

Warriors Star Steph Curry, a Man of Faith

The NBA Finals start tonight. The Golden State Warriors are led by Steph Curry, the league’s 2014-15 MVP. They take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and their star LeBron James, past MVP recipient. For Golden State, it is their first NBA finals in 40 years. The finals hold interest not only for the outcome of the......
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Jim Stump, Founder of Sports Challenge – Mentoring Student-Athletes at Stanford

Stanford athletes are a privileged group.  They attend one of the best colleges in the world, compete in a Division I athletic program, and live in a beautiful area. But a Stanford athlete also faces significant challenges.  How does one balance athletics and rigorous academics?  How does one answer the questions when confronted with the......
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Brent Jones, former All Pro with the 49ers — Perseverance and Faith

Brent Jones is well-known in the Bay Area and by football fans across the country for his exploits with the San Francisco 49ers.  He was selected as an All Pro tight end four times and earned three Super Bowl rings in his twelve years in the National Football League.  Earlier this year, Jones was inducted......
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Ronnie Lott, former San Francisco 49er — Talks About His Faith

Football fans know Ronnie Lott as a former All-Pro defensive back with the 49ers. Some may also be aware of his other activities since his professional football days, including work as a football commentator on radio and television, his work in philanthropy and in private equity. What is less known about Lott is what drives......
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Jeremy Lin, Professional Basketball Player — A Crisis of Identity

Jeremy Lin captured the world’s attention in the winter of 2012 when he seemingly came out of nowhere to lead the New York Knicks to a winning streak after the Knicks had lost 11 of its previous 13 games.  The press labeled his emergence as a star, “Linsanity.”  But in December of 2012 while playing......
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Daniel Nava, Bay Area Native and Boston Red Sox Player — A Story of Determination and Faith

In 2010, on the first pitch he saw in the major leagues, Daniel Nava hit a grand slam home run.  Such a feat happened only one other time in the major leagues.  As amazing as that is, it is not the whole story.  The Boston Globe Magazine reports that Nava was considered “too short, too......
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Greg Jamison, former President and CEO of the San Jose Sharks, Talks about Competition and Faith

Competition drives Silicon Valley, as it does professional sports.  Greg Jamison, former president and CEO of the San Jose Sharks, is both a Silicon Valley businessman and a professional sports executive.   It did not surprise me that in a recent interview he said, “I love competition.”  Jamison is also a follower of Jesus Christ.  I......
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Warriors Lean on Faith

If you are a Bay Area sports fan, you likely know that the Warriors made the NBA playoffs this year for the first time in a long, long time.  What you may not know is that the Warriors coach, Mark Jackson is an ordained pastor and faith is a bond the team shares.  On Saturday,......
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