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Active NBA players who are open about their faith

Active NBA players who are open about their faith

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While some of the Christian NBA stars have professed of their faith but fell silent about their Christianity after facing controversies and scandals, a few have admitted that they still commit mistakes but are still willing to follow the cross.

Dwight Howard is one of the more famous NBA names in the Christian world and one of the most vocal about his faith. In an interview, he is remembered to have said, "Everybody needs to realize that it doesn't matter how old you are or how young you are, you still can be a Christian and live for God."

Having his fair share of public scrutiny after being busted for his affair and was traded from the Hornets to the Clippers, Chris Paul got up from the ruins and publicly pronounced of his repentance and outshined his failure by turning to God in the midst of all the ruckus.

Although not very vocal about what he believes in, Dwayne Wade's jersey number (#3) actually stands for the Trinity. He is also known to be a faithful tither in his local church.

Kevin Durant admitted that he is "not perfect at all by any means," but he has publicly stated that his faith is real and he is hoping that he can "continue to stay on the path."

Although previously seen as a very straightforward and somehow "hot" player in the court, Blake Griffin is known for being a homeschooled Christian whose background has a solid foundation of faith in God.

One of the more famous names in this year's NBA Finals, Stephen Curry has made it plain and clear that his MVP award was all in the name of God. "Each game is an opportunity to be on a great stage and be a witness for Christ. When I step on the floor, people should know who I represent, who I believe in," he said.

While "Linsanity" has come and gone, Jeremy Lin continues to warm the hearts of his fans, and despite his rocky journey in the NBA, probably the most vocal among all basketball players who set foot on the field has said recently that he still believes God has a perfect plan for his career.

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