NBA suspends season due to coronavirus

National Basketball Association announces that season is suspended until further notice after Utah Jazz player tests positive for COVID-19.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2020, 5:55 AM

Amar’e Stoudemire wipes away tears upon hearing of Kobe Bryant’s death

Stoudemire wipes away tears during game in Israel upon hearing of death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant in helicopter crash.Marcy Oster - JTA, 1/27/2020, 6:50 PM

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

Israeli former Cleveland Cavaliers coach returns to NBA in consulting position for New York Knicks.Gary Willig, 12/18/2019, 9:27 PM

Jewish Raptors owner says boycott hasn't kept team from Israel

Co-owner of NBA's Toronto Raptors rejects claims boycott has kept the team from visiting Israel.Marcy Oster, JTA, 11/1/2019, 8:32 AM

NBA team refutes claims it caved to BDS

Portland Trail Blazers refutes reports it ended sponsorship with rifle scope manufacturer who has contracts with IDF due to BDS pressure.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/13/2019, 11:41 PM

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

Lamar Odom visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s gravesite with his kids

“It’s a miracle to be here at this place with my children, reflecting on a better life we will build together,” former NBA star says.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 7/23/2019, 8:14 AM

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

The new face of anti-Semitism is black

Why can folks say hideous things about Jews and not be driven from the spotlight? Would they be as nonchalant if whites did the same about blacks? Nolan Finley, 12/30/2018, 7:44 PM

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

Omri Casspi receives NBA championship ring

First Israeli to play in the NBA receives his championship ring from the Golden State Warriors.Ben Ariel, 11/7/2018, 6:07 AM

NBA star shoots guns with Israeli police during visit

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green visits police training centers during visit to Israel, prompting criticism from leftist groups.Charles Dunst, JTA, 7/12/2018, 9:03 AM

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

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

Still in the NBA: Omri Casspi moves to Memphis

Israeli player let go by league champion just ahead of playoffs signs with weak team - and it seems he will play a major role there.Nitzan Keidar, 7/1/2018, 9:07 AM

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

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

'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 clarifies it did not produce country listings for website, apologizes for oversight.Elad Benari, 12/29/2017, 4:34 AM

Did NBA call Judea and Samaria 'Occupied Palestine'?

NBA website refers to Judea and Samaria as 'Occupied Palestinian Territories'.Tzvi Lev, 12/28/2017, 8:51 PM

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

Israeli NBA star headlines int'l basketball camp in Israel

Israeli basketball star Omri Casspi of the Golden State Warriors was the face of this year's 'Basketball Without Borders.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2017, 2:26 PM

'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'

NBA delegation visits President Rivlin's home in Jerusalem.Chana Roberts, 8/10/2017, 1:45 PM

76ers draft pick to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jonah Bolden, a second-round pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft, will play in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv.JTA, 7/25/2017, 8:12 AM

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

Omri Casspi signs with NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves

First Israeli NBA player signs with team vying for playoff spot as season nears its close.JTA, 3/21/2017, 10:05 PM

Casspi waived by New Orleans after breaking thumb

First Israeli to play in the NBA waived by New Orleans Pelicans less than a week after trade to the team.JTA, 2/28/2017, 3:59 AM

Israeli NBA star to be traded to New Orleans

Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, is being traded from Sacramento Kings to New Orleans Pelicans.JTA, 2/20/2017, 4:28 PM

Watch: Chabad Hanukkah candle lighting at NBA game

Chabad's 'Cteen' lights Hanukkah candles before 20,000 spectators at an NBA game in Brooklyn. 'Publicizing the miracle' - big time.Yoni Kempinski, 12/27/2016, 9:36 AM

Blatt to accept NBA championship ring

David Blatt, Israeli American who was fired as head coach of the NBA champions, will accept a championship ring from the team.JTA, 10/6/2016, 6:25 AM

Chicago Bulls owner inducted into Hall of Fame

Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Chicago Bulls who has won six NBA championships, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.JTA, 9/13/2016, 3:51 AM

Jewish NBA star to fly to Israel to fight BDS

Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi to arrive in Israel with fellow NBA players on Thursday as part of a public relations campaign for Israel.Tal Polon, 8/1/2016, 9:46 AM

NBA's Omri Casspi gushes about meeting with rabbi

1st Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi posts picture of himself praying in Tefilin, talks of meeting with rabbi to discuss Jewish values.Shai Landesman, 7/12/2016, 5:49 PM

Cleveland urged to give Blatt a championship ring

MK Shai writes to owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, asks him to give a championship ring to former head coach David Blatt.JTA, 6/23/2016, 3:34 AM

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

David Blatt, Israel, and My Golden State of Mind

Loyalty is a not insignificant factor in one's decision about whom to support. Yonatan Sredni, 6/18/2015, 10:08 PM

Israeli Coach Blatt Falls Flat in NBA Finals

Warriors beat undermanned Cavs in Game 6 and seal their first championship since 1975, despite best efforts of LeBron James.Ari Yashar, 6/17/2015, 7:26 AM

Israeli Coach's NBA Championship Dreams on Brink

Despite James's herculean efforts, Blatt's Cavs are one loss from the end as Warriors go up 3-2 in the NBA Finals.Ari Yashar, 6/15/2015, 8:41 AM

'Israelis Woke to Watch the Game, We Disappointed'

Israeli coach Blatt talks about 'conscience' pangs of making Israelis feel bad, after painful home loss in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.Nitsan Keidar, 6/12/2015, 12:50 PM

Israeli Coach Leads Cavs NBA Finals 2-1 Comeback

Cavs stave off 4th quarter push by Warriors and inch closer to first title with help of Israeli coach and Australian guard.Ari Yashar, 6/10/2015, 9:23 AM

Israel's First NBA Star Casspi Scores Career High

Casspi nets 31 points in Kings victory bringing pride to Israelis, as his teammate becomes first Indian to play in an NBA game.Ari Yashar, 4/8/2015, 9:45 AM

NBA Player Sparks Rage with Holocaust Selfie

San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green in hot water after insensitive selfie photo at Berlin's Holocaust Memorial.Ari Yashar, 10/9/2014, 9:45 PM

Pro-Palestinians to Protest Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

In the weeks after Operation Protective Edge, Maccabi Tel Aviv to be met by Pro-Palestinian protestors at their preseason games in the US.Cynthia Blank, 10/2/2014, 8:28 AM

'Mentally Unfit' Racist NBA Owner Loses Team

Donald Sterling has Clippers sold for $2 billion in sale by his wife he can't stop, after experts find him lacking mental capacity.Ari Yashar, 5/30/2014, 12:29 PM

Sterling Threatens NBA with Lawsuit

Los Angeles Clippers owner informs NBA he won't pay his $2.5 million fine, threatens lawsuit unless lifetime ban is lifted.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/17/2014, 1:05 AM

Sterling Apologizes; His Wife Says She'll Divorce

'It's a terrible mistake, and I'll never do it again,' he tells CNN. 'Yes, I was baited. I mean, that's not the way I talk.'Gil Ronen, 5/12/2014, 9:03 AM

Obama Backs NBA on Racist Team Owner

U.S. President Barack Obama expresses support for NBA's decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life.Elad Benari, 5/1/2014, 4:14 AM

Racist NBA Team Owner Banned for Life

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling banned for life, subjected to stiff fine, over recording of racist comments he made to his girlfriend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2014, 10:27 PM

Obama and Jordan Criticize Racist NBA Owner

Clippers' owner Sterling slammed for racist recordings telling girlfriend not to be seen 'with blacks,' claiming Israel is racist.Ari Yashar, 4/28/2014, 10:48 AM

Rodman Returns to N.Korea With Ex-NBA Players

Former NBA star will make 3rd visit on December 18 to train N.Korean team, just after nation reportedly restarts nuclear reactor.Ari Yashar, 12/4/2013, 3:02 PM