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The energy and athleticism of a basketball game is matched only by the fun of watching favorite athletes represent the winning values we cherish.
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Emotional and Mental Health

Blanton-Peale Institute Honors Former NBA Star Keyon Dooling

The mental health service organization is recognizing Dooling’s work raising awareness about the unique mental health issues players in the NBA face.

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God's Grace

Mysterious Ways: Right Place, Right Time

A little girl's sudden and inexplicable urge to play basketball proves to be a factor in a divine intervention.

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Addiction and Recovery

Former NBA All-Star Vin Baker’s Journey to Sobriety

How a job at Starbucks became a stepping stone toward his recovery from alcohol addiction.

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Living Longer, Living Better

109-Year-Old Woman Joins Harlem Globetrotters for the Holidays

Grandma Virginia traveled with the Globetrotters to a place very close to her heart.

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Author and former NBA All-Star Vin Baker
Addiction and Recovery

An Excerpt from Vin Baker's 'God and Starbucks'

In this excerpt from his memoir, former NBA star Vin Baker shares how his faith fueled his journey through addiction into recovery.

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Joe Bock helps kids build their skills and confidence.
Living Longer, Living Better

This Benchwarmers Basketball Coach Makes Sure No Child Is Left Out

Joe Bock was always picked last on the basketball court. He grew up to create Benchwarmers Basketball, a program that helps hoops-challenged kids build their skills and grow their confidence.

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Former collegiate and professional basketball star Otis Birdsong
Sports

Guideposts Classics: Otis Birdsong on Faith in Tough Times

In this story from April 1982, the former collegiate and professional basketball star recalls how faith and a mother's love saw him through a bad slump.

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Purdue University power forward Caleb "Biggie" Swanigan
Motivational Stories

Mentor Guides Hoops Star to March Madness and Beyond

Weighing in at nearly 400 at age 13, Purdue University's Caleb Swanigan got off to a rough start, but his older brother made a call that changed his life.

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Sports

NBA Finals: Warriors and Cavaliers Prayed Together

What's the most surprising thing about the NBA Finals? The answer has nothing to do with who won. 

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Power of Prayer

A March Madness Message

Just as in basketball, we must keep our guard up in our spiritual lives.

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