Pistons star enters courts with praise

Pistons star enters courts with praise

The eyes of the basketball world were on Jaden Ivey, with the TV cameras and reporters poised after his 34-point display for the Detroit Pistons.

The 22-year-old guard (pictured above) had almost single-handedly defeated the Brooklyn Nets. 

Instead of a self-glorifying response to questions or gratitude for his teammates, Ivey repeatedly praised God: “I give all the glory to my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for giving me these gifts.” 

That was just one profession of love for his saviour during a press conference peppered with even more praise than his game garnered points.

The 6ft 4in NBA star repeatedly referenced his Christian faith and his joy at the sporting chance to “glorify him in heaven”.

He told the media: “I sow the seed every day and just continue to trust God to grow my game.”

His parting press conference shot was an almighty ‘three-pointer’ from John 14:6: “I just want to say that Jesus is the way, the truth, the life."


Read the whole story in the May 2024 issue of New Life Newspaper.

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