Archive for the 'National Basketball Association' Category

Maintaining Humility In A Self-Centered World Podcast

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On Sports Spectrum, we’ll visit with WNBA chaplain, Christen Shefchunas  and collegiate volleyball coach, Doug Walters for a look at staying humble. In a world that encourages us to build ourselves up, what steps can we take to have a biblical view of ourselves in sports, on the job, and at home? We’re learning to…

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How We Finish

This weekend, the eyes of the American sports public were largely focused on football. In college, the big games of the weekend included Texas against Kansas State, USC versus Utah, and Mississippi taking on LSU. There were also plenty of big contests in the NFL, as Baltimore faced off against Cincinnati, the Packers battled the…

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Every Tribe and Nation

In the sports film Remember the Titans, we go back to the racially charged days of the early 1970s and a high school football program in Virginia that was experiencing forced integration. It is a terrific, inspiring, and well-told story of the struggle to come to grips with racial and ethnic biases, fears, and injustices….

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The Best Defense

For a long time, it has seemed that the NBA has lost its sense of defense. The days of a dominant center like Celtic Bill Russell making the paint a dangerous place to play, or of NY Knick Walt Frazier picking pockets and starting fast breaks had almost come to feel like ancient history to…

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Decision-Making God’s Way Podcast

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Every day we are faced with a thousand different choices. So in the face of so many options, how do we know which decisions are the right ones? We’ll tackle that question on Sports Spectrum as we talk with Cincinnati Reds pitcher Lee Hyde and the chaplain of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, Herbie Kuhn. Discover…

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Keeping Control

We’ve all seen it—an NBA forward takes a hard foul, and gets up swinging his fists. A pitcher throws at a hitter’s head, and both benches clear. Hockey players drop their gloves and start going at each other. The intensity of emotions that are stirred in the midst of competition are at the same time…

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Every Game Counts Podcast

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When it comes to the playoffs, every game counts!  Join the Sports Spectrum team as they examine the pressure of the post season, and find principles that can help us both on and off the court. We’ll hear from Mike Rupp of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, as well as Orlando Magic broadcaster, David Steele.  “Every…

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Every Game Counts

With both the NBA and the NHL playoffs moving toward their respective conclusions, it is a good time to be reminded of how spectacular game sevens can be. The same thing will be true this fall when Major League Baseball hits its own postseason stride. A game seven is one of the best moments in…

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A Better Way

We’ve all seen it—an NBA forward takes a hard foul and gets up swinging his fists. A pitcher throws at a hitter’s head, and both benches clear. Hockey players drop their gloves and start going at each other. The intensity of emotions that are stirred in the midst of competition are at the same time…

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Unexpected Struggles

For the Indiana Pacers, this postseason has been marked by a level of struggle that no one expected for the number one seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs. For a team that came through the regular season as a bona fide favorite for the NBA crown, the Pacers have faced a remarkable challenge from…

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