March 31, 2012
NBA basketball players Anthony Tolliver and Lanny Smith have created a fashion line called IJNIP, which stands for “In Jesus Name I Play.” It has been popularized by other Christian athletes, such as Jeremy Lin, Demaryius Thomas, Stephen Curry and Micah Owings. For more on the line please visit https://myactivefaith.com.
Active Faith: Pro Athletes Bring Christian Apparel to the Masses
Posted by Mark J. Miller on March 30, 2012 03:33 PM – There have always been Christian athletes in the ranks of professional sports. Guys would pray together in the end zone or in the locker room. Last year, some pro teams even started to add religion-themed promotional fan days.
The San Francisco Giants, for example, added days had game promotions for Christian, Jewish, and Mormon fans planned, according to USA Today, which didn’t sit well with Muslim fans of the team. Oakland A’s yarmulkes were handed out a Jewish Heritage Night that team held. The rise of new New York Jet Tim Tebow and the New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin, two very devout Christians (and pals, apparently), has drawn attention to how religion and professional sports mix.