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

For NBA teams, religion can be unifying or divisive

(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.

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Why basketball is Muslims’ favorite sport

(RNS) Muslims' love of basketball is manifesting itself in Muslim basketball leagues and tournaments across the country, and is even recognized by the country’s major Islamic organizations, which are often criticized for being out of touch with Muslim youth. By Omar Sacirbey.