Basketball Recruiting and the Sanctity of Marriage

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I love sports just as much as the next person, but there are somethings that are taken a bit far: including recruiting.

The NCAA basketball champs, the Kentucky Wildcats, will be losing many of their players next year due the the NBA.  But, to what ends will their fans go to securing their winning ways?  One such fan made this comment to a top recruit:

“I literally got stopped hundreds of times and took dozens and dozens of pictures. The fans were showing me so much love out there, and I definitely have to say that most of the fans were from Kentucky.  Now, of course that had a lot to do with the fact that they were playing there, but I’m always just shocked at how dedicated Kentucky fans are. One man asked me if I wanted to take his wife home with me, ha ha. I couldn’t believe it. I was like, “Nah, I’m good,” but that’s just how insane the fans were down there. Great atmosphere.”

There is being a fan – and there is offering your wife in exchange to basketball stars.  Have we really come to prostitution to get our basketball team to win?

Now, who is to say that this fan was joking – but I guarantee once his wife found out she probably made him sleep on the couch or may have even asked for a divorce (I’m not condoning either response).

The point of this little blog is to ask where the sanctity of marriage has gone?  It is not truly existent in our society – look at the Marriage bill that is on tap for NC come May election time.  Look at the number of divorces even among self-proclaimed Christians. 

Some would say this fan was just being funny or wanting to gain attention.  Scripture has something to say about coarse joking as well.

Here is some Scripture that will help us know how to respond to this fan:

Ephesians 5:4: “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.”

Hebrews 13:4: “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”

And this even applies to people who just want to help their basketball team win.