The woke left-wing outrage mob has proven to have an uncontrollable hatred for anyone who dares disagree with the tenets of their woke extremist religious cult.
But that hatred goes to another level when the individual who disagrees with them also happens to be a person of faith.
And now this Christian NBA player just dropped a new signature sneaker that has the woke left-wing wokety wokesters’ outrage mob coming unglued.
Taking a stand
Before the 2019-2020 NBA season was abruptly paused as a result of COVID hysteria, Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was a darling of the sports media.
As one of the top-10 basketball prospects in America coming out of powerhouse IMG Academy in 2016, Isaac was a highly touted NBA Draft prospect throughout his one season at Florida State and was ultimately drafted by the Orlando Magic with the sixth overall pick in 2017.
From there, he signed a lucrative endorsement deal with Nike, and despite being plagued by injuries throughout his first three seasons, showed the potential that led him to be such a highly touted prospect.
But once that 2019-2020 season resumed inside the “NBA Bubble” at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Isaac began to make waves for a whole different reason.
As you may remember, the return of the NBA in the summer of 2020 coincided with the violent, left-wing Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots in Democrat-controlled cities across the country.
And as a result, the league’s woke executives, coaches, and players made it their mission to force woke extremism into every aspect of the sport, virtue signaling by covering their courts and jerseys in supposedly “anti-racist” slogans, engaging in various “protests,” and constantly regurgitating all of the left-wing talking points espoused by Democrat politicians and activists.
But Isaac was not among them.
In his first game inside the “NBA Bubble,” as every other player protested the national anthem and wore “Black Lives Matter” t-shirts, Isaac stood tall in just his Magic jersey.
Forging his own path
Despite being a black man, Isaac was immediately asked after the game if he didn’t believe black lives mattered, but as he is also an ordained minister, he explained his decision was based on his Christian faith and his belief that “all lives are supported through the gospel.”
On top of that, Isaac also refused to get the COVID vaccine due to his religious beliefs, despite the NBA mandating it for all players.
Needless to say, the woke left-wing outrage mob and their media allies proceeded to attack Isaac relentlessly for not bending the knee to woke extremism.
As a matter of fact, after Isaac suffered yet another injury in the “NBA Bubble” – a significant knee injury that, coupled with a few other setbacks, kept him off the court for the better part of the past three years – he was even dropped by Nike, although it’s pretty clear his injury had little to do with that decision.
After all, Nike is the company that has continued to pay Colin Kaepernick millions of dollars each year despite him not playing in the NFL for nearly eight years now.
But while the woke left-wing outrage mob may have thought they “won” their vendetta against Isaac with him being sidelined the past three years, he’s now making a major comeback.
And on top off a recent game against the Chicago Bulls in which he scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in just 20 minutes of action, proving his best days on the court are still ahead of him, Isaac also recently dropped a new signature sneaker line that has woke extremists coming unglued.
Isaac recently announced the release of his Judah 1 signature sneaker, the first NBA-level basketball shoe that features a visible Bible verse, and the first shoe UNITUS – pronounced “Unite Us” – the company he founded in August 2023, has produced.
Most people see the “Judah 1” as an outlandish endeavor.. shoot, when we first started, so did I 🤷🏾♂️
I was afraid that delivering a sneaker that represented our values without compromising style or performance was too tall a task.. ‼️
But here we are!! ☺️👊🏾 The first basketball… pic.twitter.com/ErnMkhMtB5
— Jonathan Judah Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) November 14, 2023
An actual role model
As the Magic forward explained in an interview with The Daily Wire, after he was dropped by Nike following the “Bubble” ordeal in 2020, he went to his pastor, who encouraged him to simply start his own shoe company.
“I thought he was insane, but I started to go down the road of what would it look like to create a shoe, and then the idea blossomed into, why just create a sneaker for me, why not see what it would look like to create a sneaker that we could have for everybody, to represent millions of people and the values they align with across our country and across the world?” Isaac told The Daily Wire.
“It was big for me to have a Bible verse on there,” he added. “My Christian faith is the center stone of my life. And my middle name is Judah, so Judah’s on there and the shoe is lion inspired with the lion’s mane on the backside and the herringbone on the bottom. I just tried my best to create something that spoke to me aesthetically and had different components that spoke to me in my life.”
Isaac went on to explain that the shoe comes in a few different colors and styles, and each different variation features a specific Bible verse handpicked by the NBA player.
“It was just about who I am and what Bible verses went with where I’m at in my point of life,” Isaac said. “The orange pair has Proverbs 28:1, and that one says, ‘The wicked flee when no one pursues them, but the righteous are as bold as lions.’ And that’s a verse that I’ve tried my best to live by. As I’ve encountered different moments in my life where I had to stand – going back to the bubble and the whole BLM, COVID – where I didn’t get vaccinated – I was taking a stand and saying, you know what, I think that this is important and I’m going to do it to the best of my ability and do it boldly, trusting that God is with me and God is for me.”
“And, you know, it’s paid off,” he added. “And I hope that other people who get a chance to wear the shoe are embodying what the shoe represents as well.”
In today’s world, there are fewer and fewer role models younger generations can look up to.
But Jonathan Isaac is certainly one of the good ones.
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