Jabari Parker, a 17-year old junior in Chicago has been touted as the next LeBron James. Â Sports Illustrated has him on their cover, and has discussed his choice to serve a mission, as well as other high-profile athletes that have/have not served missions. Â Jabari says there is more to his life than basketball: his faith is very important to him.
Notable Athletes who Served a mission
- Shawn Bradley -12 year NBA Career
- Chad Lewis – 9 year NFL Career
Notable Athletes who did not serve
- Steve Young – NFL Hall of Famer
- Danny Ainge – NBA great
- Jimmer Fredette – rookie with Sacramento Kings
Judging from the two lists, athletes who did not serve have had better pro careers. Â Do you have any advice for Jabari?