For NBA teams, religion can be unifying or divisive

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Doc Rivers during the Clippers at Wizards game in Dec. 2013.

Photo courtesy of Keith Allison, via Wikimedia Commons

Doc Rivers during the Clippers at Wizards game in Dec. 2013.

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(RNS) This NBA season has been unprecedented when it comes to the blending of basketball and unresolved social issues. There has been a widespread push for increased tolerance on all fronts. Yet the conversation about religion and how it's best handled by coaches and players remains fluid.