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Curry, two days removed from his latest sprain, found himself taking laps with Jackson and the other members filled with the spirit. Then after Jackson’s sermon, his wife and co-pastor, Desiree, continued the worship with an impromptu sermon and benediction. She also called Curry to the altar. They took off his shoes and socks, anointed his ankle with oil and prayed for healing. The parishioners lifted their voices in chants and amens, calling on God to bless one of His Christian ambassadors. Service at Jackson’s church was much more passionate and engaging than Curry was used to back in Charlotte. But he humbly accepted the blessing that was being offered and returned to his seat with a smile on his face.
“You don’t get a blessing from the Lord and just walk off!” she shouted. “Show us you believe in the power of God.” It took Curry a second to understand what she meant. Then the old Bible stories rushed to his mind. Like when Jesus healed the lame man at the Pool of Bethesda, that man had to pick up his mat and walk. If he believed he was healed, he needed to show it.
Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, on the call Saturday night with Mark Jackson and Mike Breen, took a very vocal stance against the league. “Once again the fans are told, you don’t matter,” Van Gundy said. “Pay us up front, we’ll take your money and then we’ll give you whatever product we want to.”