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Could Ryan Turell become 1st Orthodox Jew to play in NBA? Probably not

Ryan Turell, a 6-foot-7 guard who has entered the NBA draft, hopes to become the league’s first Orthodox player.

By ROB CHARRY/JTA
25/03/2022
  Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter Freedom, Amar'e Stoudemire join YU prayer for Ukraine

NBA players Enes Kanter Freedom and Amar'e Stoudemire stood during a prayer for peace at a Yeshiva University game.

What’s in the cards for Deni Avdija?

With fluctuating minutes and a trade deadline near, the Washington Wizards may have an Israeli sophomore on the market.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
20/01/2022

A Holocaust tale with a basketball ending

Dan Grunfeld’s new book reflects on his family’s journey from Auschwitz to the NBA, with a stop in Israel.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
02/12/2021

The Deni effect in Deni Avidija's NBA career - comment

Depending on his longevity, Avdija has a chance to become an unofficial ambassador for Israel, similar to the likes of Gal Gadot.

By GABRIEL TURNER
21/11/2021
Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter (11) reacts against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at th

NBA's Kanter calls for end of Uyghur genocide

Over 120,000 Uyghurs are detained in “re-education camps,” though the true number may be as large as one million.

Dolph Schayes

Dolph Schayes named one of the NBA’s 75 best all-time players

Twelve-time NBA All-Star Dolph Schayes is the only Jewish player on the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team, a list created by a panel including legendary players, coaches and executives.

By AMI EDEN/JTA
23/10/2021

New season, new goals for Deni Avdija

Back from injury for the Washington Wizards, Israeli sophomore preaches patience and growth.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
21/10/2021
Shaquille O’Neal dances the hora at a Jewish wedding

Former NBA athlete Shaquille O'Neal wishes Jews a happy Sukkot

"My favorite Jewish holiday is coming up. You know why? Because we all go out and live in shacks," he joked.

22/09/2021

Halperin still sharp-shooting as Jerusalem GM

Former Hapoel Jerusalem basketball star Yotam Halperin is acclimating to his new role with the Reds and reflects on a busy summer of significant signings

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
16/09/2021
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