Chris Herring on Faith and Basketball – Sponsored Content
Human societies are built on stories, and there are few areas of public life as rich in storytelling potential as sport. Often the stories we tell around sport involve heroes, conquests, getting to the top of a mountain, and finding the promised land. It’s much rarer to tell stories about mighty endeavors before accepting defeat and learning to live with and grow from failure.
That’s why Ari presented Sports Illustrated Chris Herring to talk about one of the most famous teams of all time… that didn’t survive: the New York Knicks of the 1990s. Along the way, they talk about resilience, the spiritual value of sports fandom, the importance of tradition, Chris’s own spiritual journey, why NBA players seem so disproportionately faith-based, the trajectory of hip hop in Chicago and so much more!
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You can order a copy of Chris’ new book today: Blood in the Garden: The Blatant History of the 1990s New York Knicks
About Good Faith Effort: The Hebrew Bible is America’s moral founding document, just as the Constitution is our political founding document. Every week, Rabbi Dr Ari Lamm speaks with thinkers, writers, artists and religious leaders to explore how the Bible continues to inform our lives today, from politics to psychology to pop culture, connecting Americans of different traditions and beliefs when so many other threats threaten to tear us apart.