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New York Knicks guard Josh Hart recently became the first player in the NBA playoffs to play 10 straight quarters of basketball, or two and a half games with no breaks. In a post game interview, Hart was asked how he was handling playing for such a long time, where Hart responded with a Bible verse. “My Lord works in mysterious ways. Today, I felt like I didn’t have it at all. The whole game I was reciting Isaiah 40:29. The weak he renews strength. That was the biggest thing. He allows you to walk and not faint,” said the NBA player.

This isn’t the first time that Hart has shared Bible verses with his fans. Before the match-up that day, Hart shared to his Instagram 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” Weeks prior, Hart shared a photo of himself on Instagram playing basketball during playoffs with the caption, “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.” Many of Hart’s followers appreciate his words and often offer their encouragement in his comment section. One user commented, “Godspeed! You bring that every night. The NBA has never seen this level of drive before. When you make a highlight upon leaving the game, you carve out a lane in the NBA. Kids should be eager to learn your formula; it’s high-octane.” While another Instagram user commented,  “Lord Jesus – we pray that you continue to allow J hart to play 48 and stay out of foul trouble. Lord, you have already blessed him by making him the best rebounder in the league, but lord, he wants to become an NBA champion. Please show him the way, in your name we pray.”

Hart is married to his high school sweetheart, Shannon, and they share twin sons, Haze and Hendrix, who just celebrated their first birthday.

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