A pro basketball player talks about his Christian faith--and dealing with pride. Show Notes

Friday, April 27, 2012 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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A pro basketball player talks about his faith—and keeping his pride in check. New York Knicks star Jeremy Lin underwent successful knee surgery a few weeks ago, and after his operation he held a Q&A session with his fans on Facebook.  

According to ChristianPost.com, Jeremy was asked how he stayed so humble during increased media coverage over the past few months. He admitted that he struggled with pride and credited Jesus for humbling him.

In his Facebook post, Lin said: "I struggle with pride every day, but the one thing that I try to remind myself is that I'm still a sinner no matter how many points I get on the court."

"God's grace and the death and resurrection of his son Jesus Christ has given me salvation even though I'm not worthy of it."

Another fan asked Lin about his favorite Bible verse. He responded "I love Romans. Especially Romans 5:3-5 or all of Romans 8."

While many of his fans expressed their love and admiration, other people used the opportunity to poke fun at Lin, who has had issues with turning over the ball while on the court.

When one fan asked Lin about his plans to improve his turnovers, he seemed to have fun with the answer.

Referring to the fact that his recovery from knee surgery will take a month and a half, he said: "Well I can tell you I will definitely have 0 turnovers for the next 6 weeks. So I guess that's an improvement right?"

Jeremy says this about his Christian faith and playing in the NBA:   "I just want God to be happy with my effort and my heart every time I step on the court!"

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