On July 31, 2020, sixth pick in the 2017 NBA draft Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic was the lone NBA player to stand for the national anthem amidst a league-wide demonstration of kneeling in solidarity against racial injustice. In Why I Stand, Jonathan pulls back the curtain and shares his story of how, through a series of divine connections and a willingness to follow Christ, his fear and insecurity-driven life transformed into one of confidence and purpose.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jonathan Judah Isaac is a professional NBA basketball player for Orlando Magic. Isaac became the sixth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after an impressive season playing for the Florida State Seminoles. While his career stats are impressive, his undeniable heart for God sets him apart. He preaches regularly at JUMP Ministries Global Church and speaks nationally on topics of God’s love and faithfulness, and Christian unity. Isaac is involved with charity work and continually gives to worthy causes like Project Life Inc., a non-profit organization that helps to celebrate and protect culture and community globally. Jonathan can also be seen weekly on his show “Judah Nation” on JGNtv.org and on the JGNtv App.