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  • Dolph Schayes, Jewish basketball star, dies at 87

    December 11, 2015 | 2:37 pm

    American Jewish basketball pro Dolph Schayes, a 12-time All-Star voted one of the 50 greatest players in National Basketball Association history, has died.

    Schayes, who had terminal cancer, died on Thursday in Syracuse, New York, at the age of 87, the New York Times reported.

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  • ‘The First Basket’ depicts journey from Ellis Island to shooting hoops

    October 30, 2008 | 3:31 am

    It's true that major league baseball has seen a renaissance of Jewish players during the past few years, but the historic American Jewish sport is surely basketball.

    It makes sense if you think about it: Easy to play on the concrete surfaces that are ubiquitous in urban areas,...
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