Marcus Mann, pastor of First Baptist Church in Carthage, Miss., speaks to the congregation. Twenty years ago, on the eve of the season, Mann told the Golden State Warriors his heart wasn't in basketball.
Marcus Mann, pastor of First Baptist Church in Carthage, Miss., speaks to the congregation. Twenty years ago, on the eve of the season, Mann told the Golden State Warriors his heart wasn't in basketball. Photo Courtesy of Glenn Anderson Sunday Down South
Marcus Mann, pastor of First Baptist Church in Carthage, Miss., speaks to the congregation. Twenty years ago, on the eve of the season, Mann told the Golden State Warriors his heart wasn't in basketball. Photo Courtesy of Glenn Anderson Sunday Down South

The day before his NBA opener, he gave it up to be a Mississippi minster

November 06, 2016 05:00 AM

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