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  • Hack-a-Sport: The NBA needs to revisit intentional fouling rule

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    November 20, 2013 | 9:47 pm

    Los Angeles Lakers know the scene far too well.

    Up by 10 points, 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter, game seemingly in hand — then the whistle blows.

    20 feet away from the ball, a low-caliber player is touching the all-star center on the arm. The Hack-a-[Player] is on. 

    The...

  • Texas two-step: Israeli hoopsters Mekel and Casspi

    July 10, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    Jewish basketball fans will have their eyes on Texas when the NBA starts its new season this fall as Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel are signing on with teams in the Lone Star State.

    On Wednesday, Mekel, a point guard who helped guide Maccabi Haifa to its first Israeli Super...

  • Casspi to sign with Houston Rockets, join Dwight Howard

    July 8, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, reportedly has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets.

    Casspi, 25, who played the last two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, told the Cleveland Jewish News that he hopes to sign the...

  • ESPN: Israel’s Mekel to sign with NBA’s Mavericks

    July 1, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Israeli point guard Gal Mekel is poised to become the second Israeli to play in the NBA after giving a verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks.

    Mekel, 25, informed the Mavs early Monday morning that he would sign a three-year contract with the 2011 champions at the end of the...

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  • NBA’s Dwight Howard to visit Israel

    August 23, 2010 | 10:51 am

    NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens.

    Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League.

    The group of current...

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