Grantland‘s Jason Schwartz has posted a fascinating and thoughtful piece about Ibby Jaaber, a talented basketball player who walked away from a promising career as a point guard because he felt it conflicted with his Muslim beliefs. What’s more, he even paid back hundreds of thousands of dollars to his former team, claiming the money was “unlawful”. The American Conservative‘s Alan Jacobs offers some more commentary.
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