Miami Heat rookie balances faith with hectic NBA schedule
New on The Christian Chronicle’s website, contributing writer Murray Evans reports on a Church of Christ member playing in the NBA Finals:
OKLAHOMA CITY – Miami Heat rookie guard Norris Cole has an opportunity afforded only a small percentage of basketball players – the chance to play in the NBA Finals.
The lifelong Church of Christ member has played in a reserve role this season for the Heat, who are in Oklahoma City this week to take on the Thunder in the Finals, which start Tuesday. After a second game in Oklahoma City on Thursday, the best-of-7 series will shift to Miami starting on Sunday.
Cole, who grew up in the Webster Street Church of Christ in Dayton, Ohio, and now attends the Miami Gardens Church of Christ in south Florida, said he’s tried to focus on spiritual matters as best he can as he deals with the often-hectic NBA schedule.
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FeedbackWow!! Add him to the very short list of professional athletes that young boys can truly call a “positive” role model. Way to go Mom Cole!Rocky RilesJune, 12 2012Way To Go Norris, continue to keep God first…you are an inspiration to our youth of today.KarenJuly, 2 2012Norris, I am going to use your story of faith in my Juniors Sunday School tomorrow as we talk about Jesus Disciples then and now!!!JanJuly, 28 2012