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  1. Report: Casspi signs to play with Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Nov 15, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

    Omri Casspi

    There are going to be a lot of NBA players looking to go overseas and a lot of players are going to be surprised that there are not a lot of spots. But a few guys are going to get spots. And Cavs forward Omri Casspi (remember the Kings traded him on draft night) is…

  2. Video: Jordan Farmar talks playing in Israel

    Nov 9, 2011, 8:09 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets' Farmar reacts to missed shot at buzzer as Dallas Mavericks win their NBA basketball game in Newark

    The World from Public Radio International sat down (well, actually stood up) and talked to Jordan Farmar about playing in Israel, where he is during the NBA lockout. Farmar is a Los Angeles boy, born and raised, who went on to win a couple of rings with the Lakers before going to the Nets. Moving…

  3. Video: Jordan Farmar is one popular guy in Israel

    Aug 25, 2011, 11:43 AM EDT

    New Jersey Nets' Farmar reacts to missed shot at buzzer as Dallas Mavericks win their NBA basketball game in Newark

    Jordan Farmar — one of the handful of Jewish players in the NBA — will play during the lockout for Maccabi Tel Aviv, essentially the Yankees of the Israeli league and a European powerhouse. And they are pretty excited to have him there — this is video of his arrival at the airport. (hat tip…

  4. Update: Casspi pulls muscle during practice, may miss Eurobasket

    Aug 10, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

    Omri Casspi

    UPDATE 7:12 pm: This was a knee injury, not a pulled muscle as first described, and because of that Israel’s Omri Casspi may miss EuroBasket. Which pretty much dooms the country’s already long-shot chances. He says it will take six weeks to heal, but EuroBasket starts at the end of August. It didn’t sound like…

  5. Kings Omri Casspi has a bill named after him in Israel

    Feb 14, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

    Right now, an Israeli citizen living abroad cannot vote in Israel’s election. You want to vote, you have to be in the country. (For comparison, any United States citizen living abroad, no matter how long, can vote by absentee ballot.) That impacts Omri Casspi, the Sacramento Kings forward who is the first Israeli in the…

  6. Omri Casspi wants peace in the Middle East, using basketball to bring it

    Sep 3, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

    In Washington D.C. a bunch of people in expensive suits are sitting around a table talking about a piece of paper that it is hoped will bring some stability and peace to the Middle East. Omri Casspi is on the ground, in Israel, talking to youth from his nation and Palestine, playing basketball with them,…

  7. Sean Williams, the NBA's favorite son, is headed to Israel

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Sean Williams was waived by the New Jersey Nets this past January, and no one missed him. Not even the Nets, who were struggling to notch their fourth win of the season at the time. Williams had chances to play. He had chances to succeed. He had chances to, well, do anything but screw up.…

  8. Amare Stoudemire in Israel

    Aug 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    There was a lot of talk about Amare Stoudemire going to the Holy Land this summer (in part because the New York media was excited to have a big star to write about again, not that Starbury wasn’t fun and all). That led to a lot of speculation. Here, you can see for yourself what…

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