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Omri Casspi playing in the EuroBasket 2015 between Israel and Estonia. Credit: DarioZg/Shutterstock.

His basketball chapter may be over, but Omri Casspi’s next story has yet to...

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When Israeli basketball player Omri Casspi announced his retirement from professional basketball this week, fans and colleagues in the United States, Israel and the world of sports management were somewhat sad and a bit...
Omri Casspi. Credit: Karolis Kavolelis/Shutterstock.

Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi announces retirement from professional basketball

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Omri Casspi, Israel’s first basketball player in the National Basketball Association, has retired from playing the sport professionally. “Basketball has given me a lot over the years. I reached the peaks of European and world...
Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija at a practice in December 2020. Credit: The Washington Wizards.

Deni Avdija out for rest of season with ankle injury

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On Wednesday night, 2,133 lucky Washington Wizards fans saw their hometown team in person at the Capitol One Arena for the first time this season and for the first time in 407 days. They...
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

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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

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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....
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

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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...
Rapper and film actor Ice Cube at a screening for "Ride Along" in Chicago, on Jan. 9, 2014. Credit: Adam Bielawski via Wikimedia Commons.

Ice Cube cries foul after Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s slam dunk on anti-Semitism

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Ice Cube has fired back at NBA icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for calling out the rapper for his anti-Semitic rhetoric. In a column published on Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter, Abdul-Jabbar wrote that the anti-Semitic posts made by Ice Cube and...
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Meet the Jewish African American Basketball Superstar

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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...
Former NBA star Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter and seven others, on Jan. 26, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israelis pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after NBA legend dies in helicopter crash

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Following the news that famed NBA player Kobe Bryant died on Sunday in a helicopter crash in California, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that the 41-year-old was “one of the greatest basketball players in history,”...
Brooklyn Nets small forward Theo Pinson puts in some practice times at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., wearing a "No Place for Hate" T-shirt. Credit: Brooklyn Nets/Twitter.

Brooklyn Nets warm up in shirts featuring ADL logo ‘No Place for Hate’

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Prior to playing the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the home team Brooklyn Nets warmed up in shirts that read “No Place for Hate,” featuring the Anti-Defamation League’s...