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NBA player shares message of Jesus’ return at postgame news conference

Basketball player Jaden Ivey of the Detroit Pistons recently shared his faith at a post-game news conference. He said “Jesus is coming back” and attributed his strong athletic performance to divine intervention.

“I sow the seed every day and just continue to trust God to grow my game,” he said. “I just want to say that Jesus is the way, the truth, the life. And to any of the world that’s hearing this message, the kingdom of heaven is near. Jesus is coming back, and we all have to repent for our sins and we have to put our faith in Jesus. He will come back when you least expect it. It’s time to wake up if you haven’t put your faith in Jesus Christ.”

In a 2022 interview, then-college basketball player said, “I can only thank God for all the blessings that I have and that I still have yet to receive.”

Ivey said he aspired to play in NBA, describing his mindset at the time as “just day by day, just trying to get better, staying patient with God’s plan. Whatever happens, I’m OK with it. Just taking it one day at a time — I think that’s the biggest thing for me.”

In a 2022 news conference ahead of an NCAA tournament game, Ivey addressed the fact that both he and his mother, who coaches women’s basketball at the University of Notre Dame, were participating in the March Madness tournament.

“We’re just super blessed to be in this position,” he replied. “I just think it’s what God’s done for us to put us in this position. You know, both of us are in March Madness right now. We’re doing what we love to do. It’s a blessing.”

Ivey’s mother, Niele, has also emphasized her faith throughout her coaching career. In an Instagram post from February 2022, the elder Ivey wrote, “With all the highs and lows in coaching, I trust and believe that God has something amazing in store for me, my family and my team.

“I will continue to work hard, continue to believe in something bigger and continue to have faith in my journey. I feel such gratitude for God’s favor and for my team’s commitment to our goals. I’m so thankful that I get the opportunity to lead and mentor them.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice

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