In Amish Indiana, tradition and heritage mix with basketball
February 28, 2019
MONTGOMERY, IN - The old chestnut is that basketball is its own religion in Indiana, a church that welcomes Hoosiers into the temple on cold winter nights, celebrating raucous services in front of screaming parishioners.
But there's a part of the state where the Holy Order of Hoops intersects with real, actual religion. Where some kids lace up an NBA star's brand of sneakers while others come from homes where modern amenities, such as electricity, are considered a sin.