Jabari Parker, Mormon athletes and missions discussed in New York Times article
Gerry Broome, Associated Press
With the spotlight squarely on Jabari Parker and the NBA draft, a writer with the New York Times has published an article exploring the topic of Mormon athletes who serve or choose not to serve two-year missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Writer Alex Thompson compares Parker's decision to enter the NBA, instead of serving a mission, to the choices of other athletes, including former BYU and NBA player Danny Ainge, NFL wide receiver Austin Collie and Hall of Fame golfer Johnny Miller.
“After talking with my family, my local church leaders and a couple close friends, I’m at peace with my decision to forgo a mission for now and join the N.B.A. I don’t consider myself an exception to the rule. At this point in my life I know this is the right decision,” Parker explained in a Sports Illustrated article, which Thompson highlights in his piece.
To read the entire article, visit NYtimes.com.
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