Christians in the Sporting News: Steph Curry and Mike Smith [Videos]

Craig HueyCurrent Events8 Comments

Two Christian athletes have recently been the subjects of front page news headlines…

  1. Stephen (Steph) Curry is a well-known professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors.

He is also an outspoken Christian both on and off the basketball floor…

He just led his team to a 4-game sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers to win Golden State’s 3rd NBA title in the last 4 years.

In 2016, Curry became the first player in NBA history to win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by unanimous vote … after he had also won the MVP award the previous year.

Watch this video of Steph Curry sharing his testimony (3:40):

  1. Mike Smith is the jockey who rode Justify to victory in all 3 of horse racing’s Triple Crown races this year.

At 52 years of age, Smith became the oldest jockey to ever win the Triple Crown.

He has also won the most Breeder’s Cup races of any jockey (26) … and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2003.

Immediately after winning the Belmont Stakes – and the Triple Crown – Smith thanked his “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” for blessing him and for giving him the victory in the race.

Watch this short interview with Mike Smith as he warms down Justify – the 13th Triple Crown winner – after winning the Belmont Stakes (1:10):


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8 Comments on “Christians in the Sporting News: Steph Curry and Mike Smith [Videos]”

  1. I’m glad to hear Mr. Curry has declared Christ as his Savior. I’m disappointed that he and the Warriors declined a visit to the White House. I believe, as Christians, we should refrain from disrespecting the office of the presidency, regardless of your personal views. We are to pray for the president, not join the great political divide.

  2. I am also disappointed with Mr. Curry because of tbe disrespect he has shown towards President Trump. I agree with Mr. Keller, that Mr. Curry is free to agree or disagree with the President. But not to show the level of public disrespect he has shown towards the President.

  3. I was very happy to hear Steph’s profession of faith. Because of his disrespect for the president I would not have expected him to be a Christian. The scriptures are very clear that we should love our enemies as Christ loved us. Jack O’Shea

  4. I agree with the above comments. Just b/c people confess Christ does’t prove they are living a truely holy life that pleases God. Jesus said if tbe world & its press is all excited about you, maybe you are not telling them the truth tbat they are going to bell unless they become a full disciple, take up their cross of suffering, serve others & endure the tribulations of this life unto death, then you might be saved. I have been a minister for nearly 50 yrs & have done cify-wide crusades & started many churches from CA to AK to Wash DC.& have seen 100’s of Christians fall away when persecution & bad times hit them. God proves & tests HIS people. May these people be real & not become an American believer that gets lukewarm & lets the cares of tbis life choke the Word in tbeir life. Amen!

  5. I agree with the others curry disrespect is not christian to the most christian president we have had in decades if ever God don’t make you stupid and disrespectful to a great person

  6. I agree with every comment here on this subject. God gave Stephen Curry and other athletes (especially blacks ones) who say they are Christians, an opportunity to represent Him by accepting the invitation to the White House (I believe that was a very kind jesture on the part of President Trump who showed more acceptance and respect of Mr. Curry than Mr. Curry did to him). If Mr. Curry had been really thinking, he would have seen the opportunity and taken advantage of it. Whatever his disagreement is with the President, he was getting a rare opportunity to respectfully have a personal audience with him. Instead, he chose to take a political stand–and maybe a racial one also–instead of Christian stand for the glory of God. Professing to be a Christian doesn’t always mean “that Christian” will take a stand for Christ. For Christians, the prroof of Who we really serve is not in what we say but what we do. Mr. Curry could have set an example for the church and the nation, that no matter whether we disagree or not with someone in what they say or do, our responsibility and allegiance is to Christ alone and to always decide that “He” is first and foremost in all that we do. Yes, Mr. Curry could have been respectful. His decision said so much about the love of God–or lack thereof–for his enemies.

  7. Yes, his decision disappointed me as a believer, too. I confess that during Games 3 and 4 I sat in a bit of a daze not really caring who won though I love the Warriors. But I feel that just as we need prayer and loving correction from fellow believers when we are wrong about something, ought’nt we to pray for Steph too? None of us is right all of the time. This issue might be a bit of a blind spot right now for Steph (made stronger by others in his sphere) that the Lord will correct. Let’s not be guilty of a lack of love toward him but rather use this opportunity to pray for him.

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