Two shining moments from Allan Houston’s career have cemented his place in NBA history: his buzzer-beating shot in Miami that sent his New York Knicks to the NBA Finals in 1999, and his 53-point game against the Los Angeles Lakers four years later. But Houston is no showboating superstar. Hardworking on the court, he was a softspoken leader off it, In retirement, Houston has quietly staked his post-NBA legacy on helping fathers and sons come together in a series of basketball retreats called Father Knows Best, held since 2004 in Harlem and soon to expand to New Orleans. We chatted with Houston about how the program got started, why it’s needed, and why athletics and faith go together. (more…)
Famous Model and TV Announcer Wins Battle to Protect Life and Family Values in Ecuadoran Constitution
Rosanna Queirolo doesn’t fit the standard profile of a pro-life activist. She’s a former model who has posed in skimpy outfits in Ecuadoran magazines, and is a committed environmentalist who believes in man-made global warming. She was recently elected to Ecuador’s constitutional convention, its “Constituent Assembly”, on the socialist ticket.
But Queirolo has surprised her political party by becoming the Assembly’s most outspoken and aggressive advocate of human life and family. It has earned her bitter denunciations from fellow members of the socialist Alianza PAIS and plaudits from Ecuador’s pro-life majority. Now, Queirolo appears to be winning her battle to preserve family values in the nation’s constitution. (more…)
Actor Chuck Norris has been selected to speak at Liberty University’s graduation on May 10.
Norris, the star of numerous feature films and the long-running CBS television show, “Walker, Texas Ranger,” was a mainstay this year in the campaign of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whom Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed for president.
Falwell said he chose Chuck Norris after speaking with Huckabee recently. “He [Huckabee] and Chuck have become close friends and he told me how he had been impressed with Chuck as a very thoughtful and intelligent person and as a strong conservative Christian. I can’t imagine any profession where it is more difficult to remain true to your conservative Christian values than the entertainment field.”
In addition to his acting career, Norris won many state, national and international karate titles in the mid-to-late 1960s. (more…)
Prior to Saturday Night’s tipoff between the Blazers and Bobcats, I had the opportunity to sit down with Blazers Assistant Coach Monty Williams. Coach Williams was kind enough to discuss his work developing the team’s young talent, how he has learned from some of the best coaches in the league, and what is really going on when he holds Coach McMillan back during confrontations with the referees.
Mr. Williams also talks candidly in this interview about his Christian faith and how it sustained him through the trials and tribulations of dealing with a mysterious heart condition.
Here is the transcript of our conversation.
Blazersedge: I understand that Coach Nate McMillan breaks the roster down into groups for video sessions. Who is in your group?
Well, usually I have Travis [Outlaw] and Martell [Webster]. Sometimes I’ll take [Jarret] Jack if I need to show him something or Brandon [Roy] every once in awhile when he’s not getting treatment, James [Jones, on occasion]. More often than note, I’ll have Travis and Martell. (more…)
Antonio Tarver is focused on Clinton Woods. The two face off on April 12 at the St. Pete Times Forum. Tarver took some time from his hectic training schedule to to talk to Rick Brown of The Ledger. Tarver discussed many things, including what inspires him and if he credits Boxing for saving him.
In regards to what inspires him, Tarver told The Ledger he could never forget where he came from and how blessed he feels to be where he is today, considering how he grew up. (more…)
At just 15, Miley Cyrus is a multi-millionaire mogul not just for her music but for her film, fashion and entrepreneurial endeavors; however, the pop princess has managed to stay sane (and sensible) amid her very adult-like life and credits Christianity for her good behavior.
“I think it’s my faith that keeps me grounded, especially because I’m a Christ follower for sure,” Cyrus told us. “Live like Christ and he’ll live in you, and that’s what I want to do.”
But even though our Hannah Montana previously told the press that she’s never really had a boyfriend, the young starlet seems very skilled at writing about relationships. (more…)
For more than 30 years, women’s basketball coaches have stood on the shoulders of Kay Yow. An undeniable legend in the sport, her bio reads like an excerpt from “College Basketball’s Most Desirable Accomplishments.” But when thumbing through the pages of that biography, note that Yow’s fiercest competitor hasn’t been on the court.
Three times the North Carolina State head coach has been diagnosed with breast cancer, most recently stage IV in November 2006. But likened to any other rival, she has shown up for cancer’s game, determined to fight.
STV’s Susie Magill: You have been through a lot these past two years with a cancer relapse and extensive chemotherapy. What has God taught you through this battle?
Kay Yow: He is definitely working on my character to a deeper degree. There is no question about that. You have a chance to become a stronger person—a more Christ-like person—while you are going through it. And on top of that, you turn around and you are being blessed in so many ways. (more…)