Monday, October 17, 2005
NBA all-star Allan Houston called it a career today, unable to recover from chronic knee injuries that forced him to miss most of the past two seasons. Houston is one of the good guys of sports, a class act and standout performer who, despite the pressures of a $100 million contract, still earned the respect of fans. Above all, Allan was a committed Christian who was never shy about his faith. I had the privilege of working with him twice for community events, in 2000 at Jammin' Against the Darkness and 2002 at the 9/11 Anniversary Tribute to Grace and Hope, where he was an effective spokesperson of Christ's love. Apparently this summer he was again sharing his faith with Jammin' in Ohio (view NBA slideshow). Retirement Video.