Fourth of July '22

SS PODCAST: Former NBA player Bay Forrest on basketball, mission work, living for Jesus

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING BAY FORREST

Bay Forrest is a former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1977-79. He was selected in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics but never played with the franchise, choosing instead to play the 1976-77 season with Athletes in Action. He made his NBA debut in 1977 with the Phoenix Suns.

Forrest was actually drafted two other times — by the Suns and the ABA’s San Antonio Spurs, both in 1975 — but turned down those opportunities so he could play his senior season at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, where he was a three-time NAIA All-American.

After his playing career, Forrest founded Focus Ministries and for more than 30 years he has been in ministry. He has spoken all across the U.S. and around the world sharing his story and pointing people to the Gospel of Jesus.

Today on the podcast, we talk to Forrest about his basketball journey, getting dunked on by Julius Erving, the desire to go into ministry, and what it means to step out in faith.

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