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Watch: NBA star 'can't focus on basketball because of Gaza'

Watch: NBA star 'can't focus on basketball because of Gaza'

Brooklyn star Kyrie Irving, who recently announced conversion to Islam, said he was more worried about 'babies killed' than basketball.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/05/2021 23:44
Nets star says more focused on Israel-Gaza than NBA playoffs

Nets star says more focused on Israel-Gaza than NBA playoffs

NBA star Kyrie Irving says violence 'too much,' calls on fans to join anti-war movement.Gabe Friedman/JTA, 17/05/2021 23:38
Ironi Ness Ziona crowned FIBA Europe Cup champions

Ironi Ness Ziona crowned FIBA Europe Cup champions

Ironi Ness Ziona basketball team defeats Stal Ostrow from Poland, winning its first ever championship, in Israel or abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/04/2021 23:31
Israeli basketball phenom, Deni Avdija, suffers season ending injury

Israeli basketball phenom, Deni Avdija, suffers season ending injury

Israel's Deni Avdija wheeled off following a bad ankle injury during a game against the Golden State Warriors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/04/2021 07:16
Yeshiva U basketball star set on becoming NBA’s first Orthodox Jew

Yeshiva U basketball star set on becoming NBA’s first Orthodox Jew

Last year Ryan Turell began turning heads with his impressive play, then the pandemic hit and the season was cancelled.Dan Verbin, 18/03/2021 17:25
Kobi Aflalo to sing at NBA event

Kobi Aflalo to sing at NBA event

Israeli singer will sing American anthem ahead of game between Washington Wizards and LA Clippers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/03/2021 08:35
Yeshiva University men’s basketball is on a 35-game winning streak

Yeshiva University men’s basketball is on a 35-game winning streak

The streak is the third longest in Division III men’s basketball history and longest among all current NCAA Division I, II and III teams.Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA, 03/03/2021 18:07
Watch: Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija's outstanding performance in Miami

Watch: Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija's outstanding performance in Miami

Israeli sensation & Wizards rooky Deni Avdija scores 13 points, grabs 4 rebounds in victory over Miami Heat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2021 12:26
TJ Cline is thinking of signing with Maccabi TA

TJ Cline is thinking of signing with Maccabi TA

Born in America and currently playing in Italy, TJ Cline has divulged that he is considering moving to play for Maccabi Tel AvivShlomo Witty, 19/01/2021 18:40
Denji Advija out of Israel Proving A Good Find For Fantasy Owners

Denji Advija out of Israel Proving A Good Find For Fantasy Owners

It’s an uncommon sight in the NBA to see players who have Israel listed as their home country -Guest Post , 18/01/2021 20:29
Israeli Teen Deni Avdija set to make history after NBA draft

Israeli Teen Deni Avdija set to make history after NBA draft

Israeli-Serbian basketball player Deni Avdija selected by Washington Wizards in 9th spot in NBA draft.i24NEWS, 19/11/2020 17:02
Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija drafted to the NBA

Israeli basketball player Deni Avdija drafted to the NBA

Avdija, 19, selected 9th overall by the Washington Wizards in the NBA draft.Elad Benari, 19/11/2020 04:05
NBA material? Obama shoots hoops like pro

NBA material? Obama shoots hoops like pro

'That's what I do,' exclaims bemused former US president, after succeeding in placing ball in hoop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/11/2020 09:36
Amar’e Stoudemire completes his conversion to Judaism

Amar’e Stoudemire completes his conversion to Judaism

Former NBA star and Israeli citizen posts that he has completed the process of converting to Judaism.Marcy Oster/JTA, 26/08/2020 20:19
YU’s men’s basketball team made history - before coronavirus canceled its season

YU’s men’s basketball team made history - before coronavirus canceled its season

Not long after the Maccabees had advanced to Sweet 16 of NCAA D3 tournament, the rest of the tournament was canceled.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 25/03/2020 20:09
Y.U. wins second-round NCAA D3 tournament win, headed to Sweet 16

Y.U. wins second-round NCAA D3 tournament win, headed to Sweet 16

Maccabees notch a 102-83 victory Saturday night over Penn State Harrisburg for Y.U.’s 29th straight win. The team is 29-1 this season.Ami Eden, JTA, 08/03/2020 09:28
Yeshiva University men’s basketball team wins first NCAA tournament game ever

Yeshiva University men’s basketball team wins first NCAA tournament game ever

Yeshiva university basketball team wins record victory in match against Engineers.Ben Harris, JTA, 07/03/2020 18:50
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, 02/03/2020 07:40
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, 01/03/2020 20:58
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, 30/01/2020 17:00
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, 22/01/2020 21:14
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, 01/01/2020 23:24
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, 18/12/2019 21:27
 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, 07/10/2019 21:52
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, 09/09/2019 21:48
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, 23/07/2019 13:26
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, 13/06/2019 13:07
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, 11/02/2019 08:06
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, 25/12/2018 07:29
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, 24/12/2018 08:35
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, 06/12/2018 03:39
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, 27/07/2018 13:52
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, 05/07/2018 22:48
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, 02/07/2018 07:42
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, 28/06/2018 19:44
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, 10/04/2018 18:31
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, 08/04/2018 11:15
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, 04/03/2018 10:01
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, 26/02/2018 13:55
'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, 29/12/2017 11:52
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, 29/12/2017 04:34
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, 31/10/2017 11:32
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, 01/10/2017 22:49
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, 06/09/2017 23:05
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, 29/08/2017 09:36
'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, 14/08/2017 07:26
'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, 10/08/2017 13:45
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, 11/07/2017 20:08
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, 05/07/2017 09:36
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, 21/06/2017 17:58
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, 04/05/2017 14:51
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, 15/03/2017 01:13
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, 14/03/2017 07:57
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, 22/02/2017 20:26
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, 22/02/2017 10:04
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, 06/12/2016 06:25
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, 16/11/2016 09:29