I enjoyed interviewing former NBA star Trent Tucker for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. I was impressed with his willingness to share such a personal experience. Here is an excerpt from Trent’s story:
I’m not the most religious guy in the world but I have a strong faith and I believe in God. You know how you hear people talk sometimes about a spirit that came and uplifted them and moved them in the right direction? Well, one night, a spirit walked into Madison Square Garden and gave me an opportunity to play basketball again.
Ray Williams, one of the guys who was playing in front of me, went down with an ankle sprain. All of a sudden, I felt something come into the Garden. I looked up and saw this spirit coming down the aisle at the opposite end of the court down by the visitors’ bench behind the basket. It looked like a cloud. I knew right away it was a higher force, a positive force, and that what was happening was very real. I could feel it remove all the tension and apprehension I was going through, and I could feel it telling me, I’m here. I’m going to support you. You have done what you were supposed to do. It’s time to go out and play now. Your time has come.
The vision stayed for four or five minutes. I remember feeling very at ease, very calm; it was a pleasant feeling. It was unfortunate that Ray went down, but I knew that this was how my prayers were being answered. Sure enough, in the second half of that game, I went from not playing at all to starting. A few weeks later, when Ray had recovered, our coach, Hubie Brown, said, “Trent, I’ve got to go with the guy who started in front of you because he’s a veteran and he’s been here longer.” I said, “Hey, that’s cool with me.”
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