The comment that 'fan for too long 2' made brings to mind Charlie Ward who played football and basketball at fsu and with the ny knicks. They both (Isaac and Ward) have something in common.
Ward also preached while playing in the nba. In his rookie year, he played sparingly. He developed into a top notch point guard for the knicks. Read more . . .
"Ward played sparingly in his rookie year under head coach Pat Riley, but the Knicks organization referred to him as "the point guard of the future." When assistant coach Jeff Van Gundy took over the head coaching position, Ward's time on the floor began to increase, becoming the primary backup for point guard Derek Harper. He became a fan favorite in New York for his hard work ethic and unselfish play. During his NBA career, Ward established himself as a good three-point shooter, a reliable ball distributor, and a respected floor leader.
In Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat, with the Knicks holding a 3–1 series lead, Ward tried to box out P. J. Brown. When he tried to get inside after the free throw shot, Brown became frustrated, then retaliated by lifting Ward up and body-slamming him."
About Ward's Preaching Work
"Off the court, Ward became known for his extensive charitable work through groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In 2001, while playing for the Knicks, it was discovered that Ward had made disparaging comments about Jews during a Bible-study session." (Ward apologized and was forgiven by the Jewish community.)
Edit: Isaac and Ward has/had similar potentials in their rookie year in the NBA. They both have their spirituality that help(ed) them to BELIEVE that through hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.