Smackdown at the NBA Finals: The Video


Two weeks ago I was smacked in the face by an irate fan as I preached at a stop light across from the Staples Center at the first game of the NBA Finals (read the story here). I didn’t see it coming, but we caught it on video, along with a bunch of other angry fans shouting obscenities and blasphemies. Don’t worry; our editor replaced the offensive words with funny sound effects. Enjoy!

The fact that we are promised persecution will never be found in those corny little Bible promise books; but it is sometimes the reality. 

Here’s the written account: I have a little memento from the NBA Finals on my face. It was a little gift graciously offered from a drunken fan waiting to cross at a traffic signal. He gave me this precious present because of my preaching. Read the rest by clicking here.


  1. Steve! What did that guy do to you and didn’t it hurt? Man – he was angry! Great job Steve – and I’ll say to you what you said to me “You’ve been blessed; You got mocked!” Did that second guy (the one in the yellow) hang around for a couple of lights? I pray that God takes out his heart of stone and gives him a heart of flesh. God bless you Steve for your faithfulness in preaching the law and gospel in your part of the world. 🙂

  2. Jenny,

    Read the article below the video to seehow hurt I was. And yes, the guy hung around…

  3. I didn’t see the smack in the face Steve… was it in that video?


  4. It was just off camera after the guy yelled Shut-up! You’ll have to use a little imagination…

    I will fire the camera guy.

  5. Unless, of course, the offender repents of his sins (including that one) and puts his faith in Christ, it is his mouth that will be stopped on Judgment Day. He didn’t stop yours! Good job under the circumstances.

  6. “Kobe is a better Jesus than Jesus was”
    Sad. Just plain sad.
    Thanks Steve for what you and the team does. God Bless you man!

  7. Hey, have you seen this news article?
    New details about Michael Jackson’s Death Emerge
    I was wondering if you were going to blog about this…

  8. wow!!! great job steve!

    maybe it’s time we start wearing high tech padded equipment –a padded boxing face mask for starters.

  9. Great Video Steve. Love it alot. I like how the guy has no sense and how he is lost in the world. Im glad that he heard the message though.

  10. Thank you for all the encouragement, you guys. I’ve had some more really aggressive encounters the last few days. It’s that New Atheism thing… You’ll hear about them soon.

    Michael, I usually don’t blog about big news deaths unless I can see a strange ironic twist. But thanks! (The link didn’t work by the way.)

  11. Blessed are you when you are persecuted for righteousness sake.

    Very encouraging.

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