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  • David Blatt puts Cleveland on Israel’s map

    June 8, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    When my husband and I first made aliyah 15 years ago and an Israeli asked us where we were from in the United States, they looked at us blankly when we said Cleveland.

    They knew New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, but Cleveland simply was not on their radar. This despite...

  • Why the NBA finals are a lose-lose for David Blatt

    June 3, 2015 | 1:33 pm

    After the last game of an impressive series sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt talked with broadcaster Ernie Johnson in front of an arena of joyous hometown fans.

    “So let’s be honest,” Johnson said. “This hasn’t always been easy this year, David....

  • Israel’s all in for NBA’s Cavaliers, Netanyahu tells coach David Blatt

    June 1, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted him to offer him Israel’s support in the NBA Finals.

    “He said all of Israel is behind the Cavaliers,” Blatt said Sunday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “That was great.

  • Is LeBron James coaching David Blatt?

    May 12, 2015 | 12:37 pm

    Tonight’s Eastern Conference semifinals Game 5 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls is pivotal for both teams – the best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece — but it may be the biggest for Cleveland’s Jewish coach, David Blatt.

    Blatt, the American-Israeli...

  • David Blatt getting a handle on life as NBA coach

    March 1, 2015 | 7:19 pm

    With the clock winding down on a recent game here, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt was still barking out instructions to his players despite enjoying a late 40-point lead over the Washington Wizards.

    Things didn’t come quite as easy early this season for the rookie NBA...

  • LeBron returns, Blatt bests former team as Cavs cruise past Maccabi Tel Aviv

    October 6, 2014 | 10:23 am

    The Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ return to his hometown NBA team routed Maccabi Tel Aviv in a game that pitted the Cavs’ new coach, David Blatt, against his former squad.

    On Sunday, James scored 12 points in playing only the first half of the 107-80 victory over the 2014 ...

  • Can Israel’s Gal Mekel make his point in Dallas?

    June 26, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Basketball analysts viewed the trade Wednesday between the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks as preliminary maneuvering by both teams wooing the two darlings in this summer’s NBA free-agent class, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.

    But a far-below-the-radar beneficiary may be...

  • David Blatt riding Tel Aviv’s Euro title to NBA dream job

    June 20, 2014 | 10:40 am

    In 1981, David Blatt moved to Israel in pursuit of a path of lifelong worship — to play professional basketball.

    Now, more than 30 years later, Blatt is leaving Israel to make a different, and totally unprecedented, form of aliyah — to leave the ranks of Israeli basketball to...

  • LeBron’s Yom Kippur wedding

    March 12, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    LeBron James sent out his save the dates for his wedding, the weekend of Sept. 13 -- exciting stuff for the Miami Heat superstar's friends. Except the Jewish ones, that is -- the date happens to be Yom Kippur.

    TMZ obtained a copy of the invitation and notes that James has plenty of Jewish friends, inlcuding “Rabbi to the Business Stars” Yishayahu Yosef Pinto.

    No word on whether James will push off his marriage to fiance Savannah Brinson to save the Jews. Maybe he's thinking he can save money on the food.

  • LeBron James gets slammed at Ohio Jewish Community Center

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 14, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    Pro-basketball star LeBron James filled in for a team at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Cleveland, Ohio at the last minute and not surprisingly crushed his opponents.

    But after the game, James got slammed by a sandwich shop worker located within the JCC who reacted to...

  • Dallas Defeats Miami, Lebron James Fails Again

    By Misha Henckel

    June 12, 2011 | 11:58 pm

    It was sweet watching the Dallas Mavericks drub the Miami Heat. On paper, of course, Miami should have won. Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh? That was a major talent haul designed to do nothing less than bring the title back to South Beach. Instead it was the heart,...

  • Jay Sanderson pushes for change but some lose heart in the face of his leadership style

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 30, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    “I want everyone to be a LeBron James.”

    It’s early January, and Jay Sanderson is talking in his corner office on the 11th floor of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ headquarters about his first year as president of Federation, explaining the versatility and...

  • Chasidic man suing Jimmy Kimmel

    December 16, 2010 | 1:53 pm

    A Chasidic man from Brooklyn is suing talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

    Dovid Sondik of the Borough Park section filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court over Kimmel’s use of a YouTube video featuring Sondik in a skit spoofing basketball star LeBron James, the New York Post...