*He is a professional NBA player. He plays the position of small forward with the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association, says BCNN1.com.
He was the consensus 2007 National College Player of the Year and the 2006-2007 Big 12 Player of the Year. After a standout freshman season at the University of Texas, he opted to enter the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall by the Seattle SuperSonics.
There he went on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award after his debut season. In 2007, he signed an endorsement contract with Nike. In the 2009-2010 NBA season, he led the NBA in scoring and became the youngest player ever to win the NBA scoring title. He is also a 3-time NBA scoring champion and a 3-time member of the All NBA First Team. He most recently led his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, to the 2012 NBA Finals.
He says the foundation of his faith in Jesus Christ comes from his family. He said:
“I went to a Christian school. When I was young we went to church a lot but we didn’t go as much when I grew up and got into middle school and high school. I was always intrigued about how we got here. Why do we do the things we do? Who made us like this? My mom often sat me down and talked to me about spiritual things, and I have spiritual teachers that help me out. I’m not perfect by any means. I’ve got a long way to go to become closer to the Lord, but hopefully, I can continue to stay on the path. I might take a few steps forward, and take a couple steps back, and then take some more steps forward, but I want to get better….I go to chapel before every game. I have a spiritual coach that I talk to and he’s helping me out in my walk with the Lord. My teammates do a great job of sticking together and praying for each other. I always try to get better in my walk [with Christ].”
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