Sister Jean: God's probably more of a college basketball fan than an NBA fan

Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt thinks God would prefer college basketball over the NBA.

That opinion was just one of many that Sister Jean gave during her Friday press conference ahead of the Ramblers’ game against Michigan on Saturday night. When she was asked if God was a basketball fan, she revealed why she thinks God would choose the college game over the NBA.

“He probably is. And he’s probably a basketball fan more of the NCAA than the NBA,” she said. “I’ll wager that your viewer audience is very large this time and that if you compare it to the NBA when they’re playing, it will be different. And I say that because these young people are playing with their hearts and not for any financial assistance.”

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt celebrates with the Loyola Ramblers after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62 (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Mar 24, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Loyola Ramblers team chaplain Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt celebrates after Loyola Ramblers defeating the Kansas State Wildcats in the championship game of the South regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Loyola Ramblers guard Ben Richardson (14) hugs Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt after defeating the Nevada Wolf Pack in the semifinals of the South regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 24, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Loyola Ramblers fans hold up a poster of Loyola Ramblers team chaplain Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats in the championship game of the South regional of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt celebrates with the Loyola Ramblers after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62 (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt celebrates with the Loyola Ramblers after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62 (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean and the Loyola Chicago Ramblers celebrate their win over Kansas State Wildcats in the fourth round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament held at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt celebrates with the Loyola Ramblers after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 24: Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt celebrates with the Loyola Ramblers after defeating the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament South Regional at Philips Arena on March 24, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Loyola defeated Kansas State 78-62. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt prays for the Loyola Ramblers before action against Kansas State in an NCAA Tournament regional final at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, March 24, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 15: Sister Jean, a longtime Loyola Ramblers supporter, watches the Ramblers take on the Miami Hurricanes in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at American Airlines Center on March 15, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt poses for a photo before the game between the Loyola Ramblers and Tennessee Volunteers during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center on March 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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It’s worth noting that college basketball players are playing for financial assistance because they’re receiving scholarships to play basketball, but we’re not going to turn this into a post debating the basketball preferences of the higher power of your choice. Sister Jean is too delightful to quibble with.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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