Tag Archives: basketball

Why I Believe Heavenly Father Loves Basketball

When you think of the characteristics that describe our Heavenly Father, what comes to mind? Probably loving. Gentle. An omnipotent, all-knowing celestial being. What about how he looks? We know that our Heavenly Father has a body of flesh and bones, so maybe you imagine him with straight teeth, long hair and a beard – all a heavenly white color. …

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Fredette Named D-League All-Star MVP

Former BYU standout and NCAA college player of the year, Jimmer Fredette was awarded the NBA D-League All-Star MVP award on Saturday. Not only did Jimmer win the MVP award, he also set a D-Leage All-Star game scoring record with 36 points. You just try to go out there any play. You sometimes can’t control everything out there. You can …

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LDS Returned Missionary & Amputee Shares Message of Hope Through Basketball

LDS Returned Missionary & Amputee Shares Message of Hope Through Basketball

Koloa Ha’afuluhao Wolfgramm had bone cancer at the age of four. Though he was able to overcome it, complications arose when he was thirteen and his leg had to be amputated. Today, Koloa has joined other amputees to help inspire others as they face struggles and challenges. Their method of choice? Basketball. It all began nine years with Tyler Hyatt, …

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Mormons in the NBA – Losers or Latter-day Legends?

If you’re a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a fan of the NBA, you might be familiar with names like Travis Hansen, Thurl Bailey, and Fred Roberts. If these names ring a bell, you’re among the elite few NBA fans that know some of the Mormons that have played in the league. If you’re …

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Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge Talks NBA, Family, and Church

It was April 16, 2009. Ainge, the 50-year-old general manager of the Boston Celtics, had not been taking care of himself. His responsibilities were exhausting him. If he had been alone, without the help of someone who loved him, would he be alive? “So I guess I was glad that my wife was there, and she had the foresight to …

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