AMAZING! What a welcome back! After my trip to North America to see the Canadian GP & Sports Galore it’s back to business as I start the show off with Allon Sinai of The Jerusalem Post, JPost.com’s incredible sports writer extraordinaire!
Allon and I take a look at all the Israeli sports action beginning with Basketball and Maccabi Tel Aviv’s forward Lior Eliyahu whose NBA rights were just traded from the Houston Rockets to the Minnesota Timberwolves. We see what the chances of Eliyahu making the NBA are and we look at Maccabi’s off season woes. Allon then breaks down the Israel National Basketball Team and move right into the soccer scene with all of the moves and potential moves that will be made over the course of the summer.
We then speak about Kiryat Shemona’s chances in UEFA Champions League Qualifiers set to take place in July and end off discussing Guma Aguiar’s mysterious disappearance off the Florida coast.
Next on tap was Jon Scheiman of True Hoops NY who just came back from covering the NBA playoffs and finals! Jon was in Boston for LeBron James’ historic 45 point performance that sent Jon Scheiman & The Sports Rabbi to International prominence and was all over games 4 & 5 in Miami! Just take a look at the video Jon shot from inside the Miami Heat’s locker room! Absolutely amazing stuff and an interview not to be missed! What other English Language Sports show in the Middle East had someone at the NBA Finals?
Boaz Korpel from Sport 5, one of my favorite guests graced The Sports Rabbi’s airwaves as we had fun talking about Formula One, F1! What a blast we had analyzing the races, the great champions, aerodynamics and more of both the drivers and constructors! From Fernando Alonso to Michael Schumacher and newcomers Pator Maldonado, Sergio Perez and Romain Grosjean we see why this year is so competetive and different from all other years! We also look at MotoGP and another one of Boaz’s loves Pro Wrestling and the show Punch Liners!
I encourage everyone to visit Boaz’s Facebook page where he gives racing updates from all of the major series and watch Israel’s greatest Pro Wrestling Show Punch Liners, there is nothing better than this!
Dave Faris, The Sports Rabbi’s MLB correspondent joined me next as we look at the latest in baseball news! From the National League to the ultra strong American League we see who the challengers are and which players are making a difference! From the LA Angels and Mike Trout & Albert Pujols to the big Kevin Youkilis trade from the Bopston Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox we look at it all!
Lastly, Doc Ike our NHL analyst came on board to banter about the LA Kings and their Stanley Cup victory, the NHL Free Agent period which will get underway on July 1st, the potential trades and of course this past weekend’s NHL Draft and the Montreal Canadiens draft picks! And a BIG Congratulations goes to the Hall of Fame Class of 2012! Adam Oates, Joe Sakic, Mats Sundin & Pavel Bure!