Jonathan Isaac‘s season may have come to an end after suffering a gruesome injury that could keep him out of action for a year. Isaac recently came into the limelight for refusing to take the knee as part of the Black Lives Matter campaign prior to the NBA restart in Orlando.
The incident resulted in Isaac’s jersey becoming the second most sold jersey on the NBA Store.
The most sold jerseys are of Lakers’ star and future Hall of Famer, LeBron James. The jerseys of Isaac and other stars are available on the NBA Store’s website, costing nearly $110.
Jonathan Isaac’s jersey sales have skyrocketed after he stood for the National Anthem.
He is now number two in jerseys sales among players only behind LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/1JLwEPtLG8
— Top Ball Coverage (@TopBallCoverage) August 2, 2020
The 22-year-old forward shared about his faith on social media in 2018. He was born a cultural Christian but revealed that he found a relationship with God now. “My life has been supported by the gospel of Jesus Christ,” “Everyone is made in the image of God and we all share in His glory. Each and every one of us each and every day do things we shouldn’t do. We say things we shouldn’t say.”
“We hate and dislike people that we shouldn’t hate and dislike. And sometimes it gets to the point where we point fingers about whose evil is worse, and sometimes it comes down to simply whose evil is most visible. I felt like I wanted just to take a stand on.”
“I felt like we all make mistakes but I think the gospel of Jesus Christ is that there’s grace for us. And that Jesus came and died for our sins. And that we all will come to an understanding of that and that God wants to have a relationship with us.”
Jonathan Isaac was drafted in 2017 as the no. 6 pick in the first round of the draft. Isaac has improved every season since making his debut and has shown a massive potential to become one of the best defensive players in the game. The Magic star had suffered a hyperextension in January and had made his long-awaited return in the Orlando bubble. The ACL injury comes as a massive roadblock in the career of the rookie.
In a similar incident in Major League Baseball (MLB), San Antonio pitcher Sam Coonrod refused to take the knee saying that as a Christian he would only take the knee for God.
With Isaac suffering a long-term injury, his jersey sales would be a joyous moment for him, but the forward would be looking to be back in the early months of 2021.