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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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