Chaplain for Utah Jazz inspires and counsels
Love the story. Great to see how good of a guy Korver is.
*** ...one Hall of Fame NBA coach – the Rev. Lewis declined to disclose
his name – does not allow any of his players to attend chapel when his
team is in town. He doesn't allow it at home games, either, unless it is at
least three hours prior to the game and held off site."He says it
detracts from the players' focus," the pastor says... **This is a
coach who may not "get it" that true religion is the kind where God is the focus
of your life and not just a distraction. It's the kind of religion you live, not
just the kind that cuts into your life for a couple hours once a week.
Why focus on who it could be?? That won't change anything. Let's just have
respect and admiration for those out there who are trying to lead by example and
do the right thing.
the NBA coach who is controlling of his players could be Larry Brown
Great story. I wish there were more of these types of stories in the news.I doubt it's Jackson. He's encourages meditation and self reflection.
"That coach" may not necessarily be Phil Jackson. Both of his parents were very
active ministers in Montana, and alot of his psychological stratagems come from
his religious upbringing. And even if it is Phil Jackson, I don't think it's
right to view it negatively. There's a time for worship, solitude and sanctuary
and a time for physical and mental preparation for performance. His decision
should be respected.I'm a pianist, and though I do pray before
performances, I'm not sitting in a prayer meeting having worship service
directly before each performance. I'm practicing and focusing on the music in a
practice room for hours.Let each organization decide what is best
for their players, and respect should be made on both sides. That being said,
I'm very glad to hear about this chaplain service available in the NBA. I hope
the players take full advantage and keep religion in their hearts.Deron Williams just keeps getting better and better in my eyes. His trip to
UVU to honor Ronnie Price, his work in the Utah community, etc. He truly cares
about service and standing up to be a good NBA citizen.
Our NBA favorites are human after all. :P J/KKeeping hitting those
treys Brother Korver!Amen.
Wow, you learn something new every day. NBA chaplains? Good idea. Thanks for an
I need to give korver a break! I like his morals, and he is starting to rain
With all that Xen master stuff, no time for service