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Kevin Durant wins first career NBA MVP Award

posted by Chad Bonham

On Tuesday, Kevin Durant won his first career NBA Most Valuable Player award. His acceptance speech has quickly become the source of great inspiration across the country. Durant is truly a unique soul in a league where the biggest names […]

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A conversation with Heisman Trophy winner and former NBA star Charlie Ward

posted by Chad Bonham

Before there was Jameis Winston, there was another dual-threat quarterback at Florida State named Charlie Ward. It was 20 years ago when Ward won the Heisman Trophy and then led the Seminoles to its first national championship. Since Winston is […]

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A conversation with New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday

posted by Chad Bonham

It’s been an interesting year for New Orleans point guard Jrue Holiday. After a breakout season in Philadelphia, he was surprisingly traded to the newly renamed Pelicans right after the NBA Draft. Five days earlier, he married longtime girlfriend and […]

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A conversation with five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher

posted by Chad Bonham

Derek Fisher has never been named to an NBA All-Star team or won any major individual awards. But he has still been one of the most valuable role players to take the court over the past 17 seasons. With five […]

A conversation with Phoenix Suns center Luke Zeller

posted by Chad Bonham

When the 2013-14 NBA season rolls around, there’s a very good chance that the Zeller brothers will make league history. That’s because youngest brother Cody, although just a sophomore at Indiana, is considered to be good enough to be selected […]

Inspiring Athletes Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012 (1-10)

posted by Chad Bonham

And now we continue with the final installment of the Inspiring Athletes Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012. Today we focus on the Top 10 (in reverse order): #10 Calvin Johnson breaks NFL single-season receiving record They call Calvin Johnson […]

Inspiring Athletes Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012 (11-20)

posted by Chad Bonham

Today, we continue with more from the Top Christian Sports Stories of 2012 featuring numbers 11-20 (in reverse order): #20 Allyson Felix wins three gold medals at London Olympics American sprinter Allyson Felix has been a golden girl at virtually […]

The 2012 Inspiring Athletes Summer Olympics Review

posted by Chad Bonham

In what will likely go down in broadcasting history as the most watched Olympics of all-time, the 2012 London Games offered all of the drama, disappointment and downright awe-inspiring moments that we’ve come to expect. Here are just a few […]

The Inspiring Athletes 2012 Summer Olympics Preview

posted by Chad Bonham

If you’re an Olympics junkie like me, you’ll probably be spending the next 17 days (July 27 – August 12) watching wall-to-wall coverage from London on NBC and its various affiliate cable outlets. And while there’s plenty of opportunity to […]

A conversation with U.S. Olympian Kevin Durant

posted by Chad Bonham

Kevin Durant isn’t looking ahead to the 2012 Summer Games in London. He’s a little busy right now leading the Oklahoma City Thunder through the NBA Playoffs. But in a matter of weeks, the NBA scoring champ will be getting […]

ESPN shares touching story of Blake Griffin and his best friend Wilson Holloway

posted by Chad Bonham

Blake Griffin might be an NBA superstar now, but he will never forget his best friend Wilson Holloway. The two became close while playing basketball at Oklahoma Christian School and that bond grew even deeper as Holloway struggled (and eventually […]

Kevin Durant steals thunder at NBA All-Star Game, takes home MVP honors

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share with your friends! Kevin Durant was the only Western Conference starter not from one of Los Angeles’ two teams, but that didn’t stop the Oklahoma City Thunder phenom from making his presence felt at the 2012 […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#1-10)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this story with your friends! For your New Year’s Eve reading pleasure, Inspiring Athletes presents its final installment of the Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011! #10 Brad Stevens leads Butler to second consecutive appearance […]

Inspiring Athletes Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011 (#11-20)

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In our continuing series, we look at more of the Top 30 Christian Sports Stories of 2011: #20 Kevin Durant claims second consecutive NBA scoring title If there was any question that […]

A conversation with New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! In his days as an NBA point guard, Avery Johnson became known as “The Little General” due to his ability to take charge on the court and his pinpoint passing skills that […]

A conversation with Sacramento Kings guard John Salmons

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! As soon as the belated NBA season finally starts on Christmas Day, it will also be the official start of John Salmons’ 10th season. Salmons has been well traveled, spending time in […]

Inspiring Athletes celebrates 100th post with a special “Writer’s Block” edition

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! WRITER’S BLOCK: The Best of Inspiring Athletes (So Far) I’m sort of an old-school writer trying to survive in the age of social media and fluid technological advancement. The social media thing […]

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade gets job offer from KFC

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends In light of the NBA lockout, Dwyane Wade sent out a tongue-in-cheek Tweet to his fans asking for job suggestions. At least one potential employer took him seriously. CBSSportsline.com posted a portion […]

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade talks about faith and finances

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “Like” to share this with your friends! Dwyane Wade has NBA MVP talent. He’s also experienced his share of NBA problems. In 2008, Wade went through a nasty divorce with his wife and mother of his two children. He […]

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard gets dunked (video)

posted by Chad Bonham

Back in 2006, I interviewed Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard by phone. He was on the team plane at the time waiting to head on a road trip. The interview was for a New Man magazine cover story. Roughly a […]

Kevin Durant dunks his own alley-oop

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! SPECIAL REPORT: Kevin Durant dunks his own alley-oop Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant isn’t stressing out about a potential NBA lockout. He’s having too much fun participating in multiple camps this […]

Dwight Howard bowls for charity

posted by Chad Bonham

Hit “Like” to share this with your friends! GOOD WORKS WEDNESDAY: Dwight Howard bowls for charity Last weekend, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard hosted a bowling event to raise funds for his new charitable group, the D12 Foundation. When asked […]

Bayne, Catchings, Clark and Durant headline 2011 ESPYS nominations

posted by Chad Bonham

Click “like” to share this with your friends! ESPN announced its nominees for the 2011 ESPYS on Friday and several are familiar names to Inspiring Athletes: Trevor Bayne (Best Moment) Bayne was nominated for his record-breaking performance as the youngest […]

The Inspirational Sports Report: Waltrip gets into NASCAR’s HOF, Edwards nabs Pro Stock victory in Bristol and Thomas leads Bruins to the Cup

posted by Chad Bonham

It was another busy week of sports that started with the Mavericks’ defeat of the All-Star stacked Miami Heat for the NBA title and ended with Northern Irish phenom Rory McIlroy destroying the PGA field at the Congressional and becoming […]

The Inspirational Sports Report: Stenhouse Jr., shines in Iowa, Berkman lays out the leather, and Brees puts his money where his mouth is

posted by Chad Bonham

Exciting weekend in sports with the Mavs and Heat taking 2-1 leads in their respective NBA Conference Finals, the NHL playoffs heating up, David Toms rebounding from his TPC playoff loss to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational and interleague play […]

NBA All-Star Kevin Durant on faith, family and fame

posted by Chad Bonham

  Ever since Kevin Durant forewent his final three years the University of Texas to enter the NBA draft, he has experienced a meteoric rise that few experts labeled a sure bet. Durant won NBA Rookie of the Year honors […]

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