Kobe, Spieth, Beard: Weekly Wisdom 4.17.16  By

Kobe, Spieth, Beard: Weekly Wisdom 4.17.16

This week Kobe Bryant’s NBA career came to close. He dazzled us with a 60 point finale and left us all contemplating how high he ranks among the all-time greats.

Is Jordan Spieth’s horrendous back 9 at the Masters the way we will always remember this year’s tournament?

Chris bear was the head coach of the UNLV men’s basketball team for about two weeks before resigning to assume the same position at Texas Tech. Was that ethical?

Will the 80th Masters be remembered as the one Jordan Spieth threw away?

This week golf.com featured an article by Alan Shipnuck titled “Major Catastrophe: The 80th Masters Will Be Remembered as the One Jordan Spieth Threw Away.” You can read the blog post I wrote outlining some Christian perspectives on Shipnuck’s take here. In the podcast Robbie and Todd add their two cents to the topic as well.

Kobe Bryant’s career comes to a close

There is no doubt Kobe Bryant is among the greatest basketball players to ever live. Here is an infographic ESPN put together summarizing all of his basketball accomplishments. Kobe was not, however, without his “haters.” He’s not exactly Christlike as a teammate and 13 years after the fact we’ve all but forgotten he was accused of rape in 2003. How should the Christian remember the Black Mamba in light of his exceedingly fantastic play and apparent character flaws?

Chris Beard took two jobs in two weeks

In late March Chris Beard was announced as the new head men’s basketball coach at UNLV. This past week he resigned from that position and accepted the same position at Texas Tech. Was Beard’s switch from coaching the Runnin’ Rebels to the Red Raiders ethical? How does a decision like this line up with Jesus’ teaching to let your yes be yes and your no be no?

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