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It was a simple request. Let me stay on the New York Knicks roster. That was the prayer request uttered by Jeremy Lin on January 27 at a pregame chapel with teammate and friend Landry Fields teammate Jerome Jordan and Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem. “The chaplain asked us to share a prayer request, and I knew February 10th was right around the corner, so that was what was on my heart, just that I would be able to continue to stay on the roster and be with the team the rest of the year..."

NBA superstar Kevin Durant and the Thunder came up short in the NBA Finals last year, but he has a promising future and leads a quiet life as he seeks to walk closer with the Lord. When Kevin Durant signed an extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder on July 7, 2010, he did so with virtually no fanfare save an understated, yet highly grateful message to the fans via Twitter. That extension was later revealed to be for five years and roughly $86 million...

This edition of Sports Spectrum "Conversations" features someone from the world of music, Luke Smallbone, from the band for KING & COUNTRY. A few of their songs that you may have heard include: "The Proof of Your Love," "Busted Heart (Hold On To Me)" or "Light It Up." Luke comes from a large and musically gifted family (Rebecca St. James is his sister), who moved from Australia to Nashville, Tenn., when he was young. He joined us to talk about music, the NBA, his own hoop dreams that were shattered by injury, how God presented him with a new dream, and why Christians should make the best and most inspired art...

Former managing editor of Sports Spectrum, Dave Branon, wrote "Friends In Deed" for SS's November 1999 issue about David Robinson and Avery Johnson's unique friendship. Imagine having a nice leisurely breakfast at your local International House of Pancakes when the glass doors swing open and in walk two of the most famous basketball players in Texas. It happens once in a while in Stafford, Texas, outside of Houston, when the urge hits David Robinson and Avery Johnson to go out for real food among the real people. "That's one of our favorite spots," says Robinson, who lives outside of San Antonio. "When I go down to Houston to visit Avery, we go to IHOP and get breakfast. We go when Avery treats me..."

Today on the show: -Bryce and Aaron have some fun discussing all the big topics from the weekend. -Did Bryce enjoy the All-Star game? -What was Lebron doing at the end? -Aaron isn’t on the bandwagon for his college basketball championship pick anymore. -Bryce and Aaron discuss other college basketball topics including Duke overacheiving and Carolina underachieving. -Plus, the guys yapp about Danica Patrick, the Daytona 500 and NASCAR! Play in new window | Download | Subscribe in iTunes | Listen on Stitcher

Trevor Bayne in the Daytona 500 Tonight, after rain delays and postponements, NASCAR will open it's season with the Daytona 500 at 7 p.m. Trevor Bayne, last year's out of nowhere rookie winner, will be looking to make it two straight. Despite the attention and fame that Bayne received from being the winner of America's most famous stock car race, Bayne is still the same guy who loves the same God... UPDATE: After being involved in a wreck in lap two, Bayne finished 35th in the 2012 Daytona 500. Kevin Durant wins MVP of NBA All-Star game Kevin Durant scored 36 points and led the Western Conference All-Stars to a 152-149 victory Sunday night, beating the Eastern Conference All-Stars. Durant was awarded the the MVP of the game; the first time he has ever received this award... New Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine bans beer from the clubhouse New Boston Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, has banned alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse. This comes on the heels of a season where the Red Sox blew a 9 game lead in the Wild Card and have numerous reports from the Boston media about some of its pitchers drinking beer during games... Boston's Adrian Gonzalez looks to become a better leader Adrian Gonzalez, featured in the Fall 2011 issue of Sports Spectrum, will shoulder more of a leadership role with this year's team... Christian Athletes in the Headlines Butler coach Brad Stevens not worried after loss to Valparaiso (News-Sentinel.com) North Carolina's Tyler Zeller Named Academic All-American Of The Year (digtriad.com) Wells Thompson: Scoring a Goal with the Gospel (JesusNSports.com)

After a nice break to get rejuvenated for 2012, Sports Spectrum Magazine's podcast, SPORTS YAPP, returns… SPORTS YAPP Podcast #19 Today on the Show: -What team is Bryce convinced will win this weekend in the NFL playoffs? -Has Bryce given up on Tebow and the Broncos? -The guys yapp about the college bowl games and hear what happened during the Rose Bowl to Bryce. -Find out what two NFL rookies Bryce has a personal interest rooting for after a Christmas gift he received. SPORTS YAPP Podcast #19 Listen on Stitcher Radio If you haven't started listening to SPORTS YAPP yet, watch our commercial below for a little taste...

Join host Bryce Johnson and Sports Spectrum staff writer Aaron May for Sports Spectrum Magazine's podcast called "SPORTS YAPP." Wednesday, Bryce talked to ESPN’s NBA expert, Chris Broussard. Chris talks about his life, his career, his faith, LeBron James, his relationship with Skip Bayless, and a little Christian hip-hop. In today's episode we yapp about Peyton Manning, Tebow mocking, the upcoming NFL weekend, LSU and Alabama, and run another “Tap Drill.”

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