Landry Fields

Toronto Raptors guard Landry Fields (2) dribbles the basketball against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first quarter at Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, January 2, 2015.

For years the Toronto Raptors swingman Landry Fields publicly professed his Christian faith, but it wasn’t until consecutive injuries kept him off of the basketball court that he realized the NBA had become his god.

“I’ve lived a lot of my life as a person who believes in God, but lives as if he doesn’t exist. I already had a ‘gospel’ of my own — the promise that love and wealth are the world’s to give to the popular and gifted,” Fields wrote in an article on theologan John Piper’s website, Desiring God. I didn’t need to trust God, because I already trusted another god: the NBA.

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