Basketball

Yeshiva University basketball team wins bid to NCAA Division III tournament

Yeshiva University basketball team wins bid to NCAA Division III tournament

Yeshiva U men’s basketball team wins conference title to qualify for NCAA Division III tournament.Marc Brodsky, JTA, 3/2/2020, 7:40 AM
Texas Jewish school wins state basketball championship

Texas Jewish school wins state basketball championship

Yavneh Academy of Dallas becomes first Jewish school to win a state champiomship in Texas history.Marcy Oster/JTA, 3/1/2020, 8:58 PM
Yeshiva University men’s basketball earns first national ranking

Yeshiva University men’s basketball earns first national ranking

Yeshiva University's men's basketball team ranked in the Division III Top 25 for the first time ever.Marcy Oster, JTA, 1/30/2020, 5:00 PM
Amar’e Stoudemire signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Amar’e Stoudemire signs with Maccabi Tel Aviv

Hapoel Jerusalem fans accuse Stoudemire of being a 'traitor' for signing with rival club.Marcy Oster/JTA, 1/22/2020, 9:14 PM
Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Stern, who is credited with leading NBA through a period of growth in the 1980s, dies several weeks after suffering brain hemorrhage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 11:24 PM
David Blatt signs with the New York Knicks

David Blatt signs with the New York Knicks

Israeli former Cleveland Cavaliers coach returns to NBA in consulting position for New York Knicks.Gary Willig, 12/18/2019, 9:27 PM
 David Blatt steps down as head coach of Greek basketball team

David Blatt steps down as head coach of Greek basketball team

Former NBA and Israeli basketball coach steps down as head coach of the Greek Olympiacos team after multiple sclerosis diagnosis.Marcy Oster/JTA, 10/7/2019, 9:52 PM
NBA star hosts basketball clinic for Orthodox and Muslim kids

NBA star hosts basketball clinic for Orthodox and Muslim kids

Boston Celtics basketball star Enes Kanter hosts free basketball clinic in Brooklyn for Muslim and Jewish kids.Marcy Oster/JTA, 9/9/2019, 9:48 PM
Rivlin to Israel's U20 players: You have made us proud

Rivlin to Israel's U20 players: You have made us proud

President hosts Israeli under-20 basketball team, which won European Championship second time in a row. 'I take my hat off to you all.'Nitzan Keidar, 7/23/2019, 1:26 PM
Toronto Raptors Jewish co-owner: We'll visit Israel if we win

Toronto Raptors Jewish co-owner: We'll visit Israel if we win

Larry Tanenbaum, co-owner of team currently competing for NBA championship, says he'll bring the club to visit Israel if it wins the title.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/13/2019, 1:07 PM
Omri Casspi, first Israeli in NBA, waived by Memphis Grizzlies

Omri Casspi, first Israeli in NBA, waived by Memphis Grizzlies

Israeli-born NBA player waived after being sidelined with injury.Marcy Oster, JTA, 2/11/2019, 8:06 AM
No LeBron, we don’t all stick together

No LeBron, we don’t all stick together

You could have used your fame as a force for fellowship, but you chose to go common. Jack Engelhard, 12/25/2018, 7:29 AM
LeBron James sparks controversy quoting 'Jewish money' lyrics

LeBron James sparks controversy quoting 'Jewish money' lyrics

Basketball star LeBron James comes under fire after posting lyrics to new rap song about 'getting Jewish money'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2018, 8:35 AM
Israeli basketball players greeted by Auschwitz sign

Israeli basketball players greeted by Auschwitz sign

Players of Maccabi Tel Aviv encounter "Arbeit Machi Frei" sign at their hotel in Istanbul.Neri Weiss, 12/6/2018, 3:39 AM
Former basketball star: I'm like a Jewish Jordan.

Former basketball star: I'm like a Jewish Jordan.

Jay Williams, former Duke basketball star, calls himself the ‘black Jewish Jordan.’JTA, 7/27/2018, 1:52 PM
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits Rivlin

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits Rivlin

All-Star forward for NBA champion Golden State Warriors visits Israel, meets President Rivlin in Jerusalem.JTA, 7/5/2018, 10:48 PM
Amar'e Stoudemire to return to Israel - if no NBA team wants him

Amar'e Stoudemire to return to Israel - if no NBA team wants him

Former NBA all-star plans to return to Israeli basketball, unless he is picked up by NBA team.JTA, 7/2/2018, 7:42 AM
American-Israeli basketball coach tapped to lead Greek team

American-Israeli basketball coach tapped to lead Greek team

Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt picked up by Greek basketball team.JTA, 6/28/2018, 7:44 PM
Does Omri Casspi have a chance to return to a leading NBA team?

Does Omri Casspi have a chance to return to a leading NBA team?

Behind the scenes in the Omri Casspi tragedyThe Land Of Israel Network, 4/10/2018, 6:31 PM
Warriors waive Omri Casspi after injury

Warriors waive Omri Casspi after injury

First-ever Israeli NBA player dropped right before playoffs to make room for Quinn Cook.Mordechai Sones, 4/8/2018, 11:15 AM
Yeshiva University eliminated from NCAA basketball tournament

Yeshiva University eliminated from NCAA basketball tournament

The Maccabees, who were making their first appearance in the national tournament, finished their season with a record of 18-11.JTA, 3/4/2018, 10:01 AM
YU men’s basketball team qualifies for NCAA tournament

YU men’s basketball team qualifies for NCAA tournament

A first: Yeshiva University's Maccabee's basketball team advances to NCCA division tournament.JTA, 2/26/2018, 1:55 PM
'The Land of Israel is not occupied'

'The Land of Israel is not occupied'

Culture Minister Miri Regev praises NBA for changing reference to 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' on website. 'No such country exists.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2017, 11:52 AM
NBA apologizes for 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' listing

NBA apologizes for 'Occupied Palestinian Territories' listing

NBA clarifies it did not produce country listings for website, apologizes for oversight.Elad Benari, 12/29/2017, 4:34 AM
Gush Etzion hoopsters team up with New Jersey Jewish communities

Gush Etzion hoopsters team up with New Jersey Jewish communities

Gush Etzion-based basketball team uses sports to deepen ties between US and Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/31/2017, 11:32 AM
Israeli NBA player skips preseason opener because of Yom Kippur

Israeli NBA player skips preseason opener because of Yom Kippur

Omri Casspi misses game between Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets because it coincided with holiest day in the Jewish calendar.JTA, 10/1/2017, 10:49 PM
Police nab suspects tied to Israeli national team thefts

Police nab suspects tied to Israeli national team thefts

National basketball team returns to hotel after being booted from EuroBasket 2017, only to discover they have been robbed of valuable items.Tal Polon, 9/6/2017, 11:05 PM
Israeli basketball star proud to enter Hall of Fame

Israeli basketball star proud to enter Hall of Fame

Retired Israeli basketball player speaks about his induction into the FIBA hall of fame as one of the greatest basketball players.ILTV, 8/29/2017, 9:36 AM
'Nothing really prepares you for visiting Auschwitz'

'Nothing really prepares you for visiting Auschwitz'

Former NBA star Ray Allen writes moving account of his Auschwitz visit.JTA, 8/14/2017, 7:26 AM
'A society that plays together, stays together'

'A society that plays together, stays together'

NBA delegation visits President Rivlin's home in Jerusalem.Chana Roberts, 8/10/2017, 1:45 PM
US envoy meets with Israeli, Palestinian basketball coaches

US envoy meets with Israeli, Palestinian basketball coaches

President Trump's special envoy to the Middle East and US Ambassador to Israel met with Israeli and Palestinian Arab basketball coachesYoni Kempinski, 7/11/2017, 8:08 PM
Golden State Warriors sign Omri Casspi

Golden State Warriors sign Omri Casspi

Oakland-based basketball team picks up Israeli forward Omri Casspi with one-year contract.David Rosenberg, 7/5/2017, 9:36 AM
NBA star unsure about return to play in Israel

NBA star unsure about return to play in Israel

Amare Stoudemir does not know if he will return to play basketball despite applying for citizenship.JTA, 6/21/2017, 5:58 PM
International basketball allows religious head coverings

International basketball allows religious head coverings

It will be interesting to see whether the change will result in more kippot on the basketball court in international games.Nitzan Keidar, 5/4/2017, 2:51 PM
Israeli basketball fans assaulted in Spain

Israeli basketball fans assaulted in Spain

Anti-Semitism in Spain: Hapoel Jerusalem fans beaten and violently kicked out of the stadium.Neri Weiss, 3/15/2017, 1:13 AM
Jewish MVP leading Princeton to NCAA tournament

Jewish MVP leading Princeton to NCAA tournament

Spencer Weisz, former Maccabiah Games gold medalist, played a big role in getting his team to the NCAA Basketball Tournament starting week.JTA, 3/14/2017, 7:57 AM
Miri Regev 'makes waves' in Turkey

Miri Regev 'makes waves' in Turkey

Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev 'made waves' in Turkey when she waved the Israeli flag at Nahariya team's basketball game.Neri Weiss, 2/22/2017, 8:26 PM
Regev to join basketball team's trip to Turkey

Regev to join basketball team's trip to Turkey

Turkish security insists Israeli minister join team trip to allow use of weapons.Neri Weiss, 2/22/2017, 10:04 AM
Stoudemire's son invited to try Israeli baseball

Stoudemire's son invited to try Israeli baseball

Israel Association of Baseball invites former NBA star's son, who was barred from playing Israeli basketball, to switch to baseball.JTA, 12/6/2016, 6:25 AM
Watch: Shaquille O’Neal dances the hora at a Jewish wedding

Watch: Shaquille O’Neal dances the hora at a Jewish wedding

As the band sings 'Moshiach! Moshiach!' Shaq and seemingly diminutive guests dance in a small circle, beaming.Gabe Friedman, 11/16/2016, 9:29 AM
NBA star arrives in Israel, discusses Jewish roots

NBA star arrives in Israel, discusses Jewish roots

Amar'e Stoudemire told the press today of his goals, plans, and dreams, as a player on Jerusalem basketball team Hapoel.Nitzan Keidar, 8/8/2016, 2:15 PM
Stoudemire to sign with Jerusalem basketball team

Stoudemire to sign with Jerusalem basketball team

Amar'e Stoudemire closes a deal to play with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem, which he co-owns.JTA, 8/1/2016, 5:49 AM
David Blatt reportedly to sign with Turkish team

David Blatt reportedly to sign with Turkish team

American-Israeli basketball coach reportedly set to sign with Istanbul-based Darussafaka.JTA, 6/1/2016, 3:19 AM
Jewish-founded basketball team wins in Uruguay

Jewish-founded basketball team wins in Uruguay

Hebraica Macabi wins its second championship in the country's professional league.JTA, 5/6/2016, 6:01 AM
Jerusalem hospital in ESPN basketball tournament

Jerusalem hospital in ESPN basketball tournament

Shaare Zedek Hospital’s newest dream team is to demonstrate its talent on the hardwood - and they need your vote to win.Shoshana Miskin, 5/5/2016, 6:55 PM
David Blatt to interview with Sacramento Kings

David Blatt to interview with Sacramento Kings

David Blatt, Israeli American who was fired as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, will interview with Sacramento Kings.JTA, 5/3/2016, 5:34 AM
Israeli David Blatt in running for Knicks post

Israeli David Blatt in running for Knicks post

Just months after being fired by Cleveland Cavaliers, American-Israeli coach reportedly being considered for New York Knicks post.JTA, 4/12/2016, 9:23 PM
Boston Catholic school parents: Jews started slurs

Boston Catholic school parents: Jews started slurs

Parents of students who chanted ‘You killed Jesus’ during game against Newton say other side chanted anti-gay slurs.Gil Ronen, 3/14/2016, 3:43 AM
Boston basketball game marred by anti-Semitism

Boston basketball game marred by anti-Semitism

Hecklers taunt team from school with largely Jewish population, chanting "You killed Jesus".Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2016, 11:35 AM
NBA providing highlight clips with Israeli app

NBA providing highlight clips with Israeli app

App provides fans with customized in-game and post-game highlights in near real-time.Gil Ronen, 1/17/2016, 4:17 PM
Watch: Basketball commentator Simi Riger

Watch: Basketball commentator Simi Riger

From today's ILTV edition. Basketball commentator Simi Riger discusses Omri Casspi's career night.ILTV, 12/31/2015, 4:16 AM
Watch: Casspi sets NBA career high with 36 points

Watch: Casspi sets NBA career high with 36 points

From today's ILTV edition. Israeli basketball player enjoys a career night.ILTV, 12/30/2015, 2:44 AM
Israel to host European basketball championship

Israel to host European basketball championship

Israel announced as one of four countries to host the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 tournament.Neri Weiss, 12/13/2015, 3:50 AM
Liberman calls to sanction Turkey

Liberman calls to sanction Turkey

Yisrael Beytenu chairman demands Israel take action against Turkey, after Israeli women’s basketball team harassed during a game in Ankara.Ben Ariel, 11/22/2015, 3:08 AM
Bereaved Dad's Saxophone Tribute to Slain Son

Bereaved Dad's Saxophone Tribute to Slain Son

'We are filled with your strength' Samaria head tells Eliezer Rosenfeld, whose son, Malachi, was murdered by terrorists in June.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/20/2015, 11:37 AM
B-Ball Game on Rosh Hashana is 'Spit in Our Face'

B-Ball Game on Rosh Hashana is 'Spit in Our Face'

Minister Ariel slams FIBA decision to have Israeli national team play Italy in finals on Jewish New Year, notes 'whiff of anti-Semitism.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2015, 11:20 AM
Jerusalem Mayor Congratulates Basketball Team

Jerusalem Mayor Congratulates Basketball Team

Mayor Nir Barkat meets members of the Hapoel Jerusalem team after they won the team's first championship in 72 years.Eliran Aharon, 6/29/2015, 4:14 AM