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Omri Casspi, Fellow NBA Players Are ‘Rockstars’ in Israel

Despite rumblings of political intentions, the Sacramento Kings forward says his trip is about fun, family, and hummus

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Does the Bible Predict a Victory for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Good Book praises Blatt, LeBron

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How Long Does It Take NBA Coaches To Win Their First Title?

Rookie head coaches Blatt and Kerr eye a championship

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Is the Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers a Philip Roth Character?

To understand David Blatt, think less pick-and-roll and more ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’

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Blatt’s Cavs Play Dirty, Move On Marred

JR Smith delivers roundabout sockdolager in ugly, series-clinching win

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Celtics Need Auerbachian Lift

Back in Boston and down 2-0 to the Cavs, the men in green should draw inspiration from the man who took Celtics franchise to apex of NBA

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Single Dad’s Hoop Dreams Come True in Tel Aviv

When the NBA passed on him, guard Tyrese Rice found a home in Israel—and led Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth Euroleague crown

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Sports Book King Jeff Pearlman Dishes on the Lakers, Wishes He Had an Afro

As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty

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A Look At Yeshiva Basketball Through The Years

Short shorts, converse sneakers, and a cameo by young Alan Dershowitz

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Where’s the Jewish Jeremy Lin? Maybe Playing in New York’s Yeshiva League

At the Heschel School, an ambitious plan to become a basketball powerhouse is paying off and turning scholars into ballers

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Dwight Howard Gave Omri Casspi a Rolex for Christmas

Casspi has come a long way from the industrial town of Holon

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How LeBron James and the Miami Heat Brought Me and My Grandfather Together

Retired in Century Village, he has a newfound passion for NBA basketball that keeps him going and keeps us connected

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Omri Casspi Brought His Mom to the White House Hanukkah Party

The Rockets small forward is also having a breakout NBA season

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Knicks Owner Wants Knicks City Dancers to Stop Dancing

Angry about team’s early performance, James Dolan is making some changes

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Aspiring Basketball Stars Head to Suburban Westchester, Where the ‘Shot Doctor’ Is In

John Goldman relies on geometry and practice to help players from NBA star Elton Brand to actor Elliott Gould

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Ossie Schectman, Original NY Knick, Dies at 94

He also scored the first points ever in the NBA

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Israel-League Basketball Legend Kenny ‘The Wizard’ Williams Is in a Sea of Trouble

Where in the world is the American prep-school sensation who played for the NBA’s Indiana Pacers in the 1990s?

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Omri Casspi to Sign With the Houston Rockets

The Israeli forward will ball in Texas with Dwight Howard

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Meet the Jerusalem Old City Basketball Legend Known as Issa 6

In search of an Old City street-ball legend whose hoop dreams were as knotted as the Holy Land

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Omri Casspi Is Literally Sick of Riding the Bench

The Israeli baller is hospitalized after appendectomy

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The NBA’s Jewish Playmaker

Sandy Pyonin helped stars like Kyrie Irving and Al Harrington go pro. Why doesn’t he have a Wikipedia page?

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NBA Commish Is Apparently the Grinch

Bruce Jenkins says David Stern hates Christmas

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David Stern to Step Down as NBA Commish

The 30-year reign of David J. Stern will end in 2014

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The Jewish Jordan Subs Out

Former phenom Tamir Goodman now coaches kids who idolize his NBA pal, Omri Casspi. What happened?

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Fast Break by Ed Hirsch

A reading for tonight’s NBA Finals Game 5

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Oh, Amar’e. ‘You Do Stupid Things Sometimes.’

Dolph Schayes on the NBA playoffs

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Mad Men

Trash-talking in the locker room, all-nighters by the TV—March Madness hits Israel, thanks to former NCAA ballers who play in the Israeli League

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Game Changer

Twenty years before Linsanity, the Knicks City Dancers took Madison Square Garden by storm. I should know—my aunt invented them.

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Jump-Shot Jews

Neal Pollack’s novel Jewball re-imagines the prewar era when Jews ruled pro basketball and Nazism threatened to gain an American foothold

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All-Israeli

Jon Scheyer, the best Jewish basketball player of his generation, led Duke to a championship and now plays for another powerhouse: Maccabi Tel Aviv

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