Dunking on the Money God

On Friday the University of Florida’s Thrilling Three sophomore hoopsters–Joiachim Noah, Al Horford, and Corey Brewer–defied conventional wisdom and announced they would forego certain millions in the NBA draft to go for another NCAA championship. The super sophomores said they enjoyed being teammates and playing for the Gators.

Yes, they could be rich by the summer, but money isn’t everything. How much is a year of your life worth, after all? Priceless. Once you turn pro, basketball becomes more of a business and less of a joy. Give these guys another year (at least) in Gainesville to shoot for their dreams together.

Who says the money god rules America?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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