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NBA player Meyers Leonard of the Miami Heat used an anti-Semitic slur on the video-game platform Twitch, March 2021. Source: Screenshot.

NBA player caught using anti-Jewish slur on video-game platform

Miami Heat NBA basketball player Meyers Leonard was caught this week using an anti-Semitic slur on Twitch, a live-streaming video-game platform. “Don’t f***ing snipe me, you f***ing kike bitch,” Leonard, 29, said while playing “Call...
Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards. Source: Screenshot.

On and off the court, Israel’s NBA star is making the grade

As Deni Avdija and the Washington Wizards mark the halfway point of the season and celebrate his selection to the 2020-21 NBA Rising Stars World Team roster, 21-year-old Wizards super-fan Matan Karudo could not be happier....
Diego Schwartzman of Argentina celebrates victory in round four of the 2019 U.S. Open Championship against Alexander Zverev of Germany at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Jewish tennis star Diego Schwartzman wins first home title in Argentina Open

Argentinian Jewish tennis player Diego Schwartzman won the Argentina Open on Sunday and claimed his first ATP Tour title in his home country. The 28-year-old from Buenos Aires beat fellow countryman Francisco Cerundolo with a 6-1, 6-2...
Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija at a practice in Dec. 2020. Credit: The Washington Wizards.

Israeli rookie Deni Avdija selected to NBA Rising Stars World Team squad

Washington Wizards Israeli rookie forward Deni Avdija has been selected to the 2020-21 NBA Rising Stars World Team roster, the National Basketball Association announced on Wednesday. He will be joined by his teammate Rui Hachimura of...
Israeli judoka Peter Paltchik was crowned European Judo Champion. Nov. 21, 2020. Source: Facebook.

Israeli contenders rake in international gold medals

Judoka Peter Paltchik, 28, was crowned European Judo Champion on Nov. 21 in Prague. Tal Flicker won the silver medal. Israeli windsurfer Yoav Cohen, 21, won the 2020 European Windsurfing Champion, held in Portugal on Nov. 24. Shahar...

September 10, 1947: Al Rosen, “The Hebrew Hammer”, played in his first major...

Al Rosen, third baseman and slugger with the Cleveland Indians for the entirety of his ten-year career, played in his first major league game on this date in 1947. Rosen had already acquired the...
Former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Olympics swimmer Dara Torres inducted into Jewish-American Hall of Fame

The Jewish-American Hall of Fame has announced its 51st inductee, former Olympic swimmer Dara Torres. Torres competed in five Olympic Games, winning 12 medals and overtaking American swimmer Mark Spitz, who’s also Jewish, with 11...
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Meet the Jewish African American Basketball Superstar

Let's be honest, when discussing a Jewish athlete we consider them a star at any point if they were able to make it to a professional League. However, the athlete we are going to...
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Meet Joc Pederson

Dodger fans have been aching for a World Series Championship since 1988 when they beat the Oakland Athletics in 5 games. This was the series where Kirk Gibson hit his infamous homerun in game 1. Dodger...
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Meet Deni Avdija

When discussing the history of Jewish people in the NBA, there are usually very few. The two names heard most frequently are usually Jordan Farmar, a very good backup point guard for the Lakers...