Spring 2021 Magazine

NEW PODCAST: Chris Broussard, Fox Sports analyst, former ESPN NBA Insider

THIS IS EPISODE 44 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Chris Broussard is a former ESPN NBA Insider who now works as a sports commentator at Fox Sports.

Broussard started his broadcast career in 1990 at the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. After stops with the Akron-Beacon Journal, and the New York Times, Chris landed with ESPN in 2004.

In the Fall of 2016, Broussard departed ESPN for a new venture with Fox Sports as a sports analyst. He also co-hosts a Saturday Night radio show on Fox Sports Radio and hosts a weekly NBA podcast called “In the Zone.”

In 2009, Broussard introduced the idea of the K.I.N.G. Movement to Malik Carey, the youth minister at Bethany Church in West Orange, N.J. They started building and attracting support for the movement, and today it has approximately 150 members nationwide.

The name K.I.N.G. is an acronym for Knowledge, Inspiration and Nurture through God.

On this episode of the podcast, Chris shares his amazing story of coming to faith in Christ, why he left ESPN for FOX, who he likes in the 2016-17 NBA Finals, and if he regrets what he said in 2013 on ESPN’s Outside the Lines regarding the Bible’s view of homosexuality.

Timeline:

3:55 – Why he left ESPN for Fox Sports

7:15 – Adjusting to life away from his family with the new job.

10:30 – How his faith in Christ began.

32:50 – Becoming a public personality at ESPN

41:55 – On whether he regrets his words from his appearance on ESPN’s Outside the Lines in 2013.

50:45 – What did ESPN say to him after his remarks on air?

60:30 – His 2018 NBA Finals Prediction

67:15 – Why he started K.I.N.G.

70:55 – What is God teaching him right now?

Chris hosting the In the Zone podcast for Fox Sports. (Photo Courtesy: Fox Sports/YouTube)

Favorite Quotes:

“I didn’t want Jesus to be my Lord, I wanted to be my Lord. I wanted to be my own boss.”

“I can’t imagine living without Christ. I’m sure I would survive, but as far as having joy, peace, security, I just can’t even fathom it.”

“I don’t regret it because I think I shared the truth in love, which is what we’re called to do as Christians.” (on his remarks made in 2013 on ESPN’s Outside the Lines)

“Being secure in Him. Walking in faith rather than in fear. Its a fight to overcome it. We might want immediate deliverance from something but God says you have to be prayerful and resolute everyday. Thats when you get deliverance.”

You can follow Chris on twitter @Chris_Broussard and find out more about him on his website: http://ChrisBroussardSpeaks.com.

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