Midway through the first quarter, Omri Casspi entered the preseason game between his Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks. A minute later, the buzzer sounded summoning Mavs rookie guard Gal Mekel into the Oct. 21 contest.
Israel handily won the most medals at the 19th Maccabiah Games, which came to a close in Jerusalem.
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.
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.
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, had an appendectomy.
National Basketball Association teams, fans and analysts seem to be in a constant search for the “next Michael Jordan,” looking for a player to duplicate the feats of the six-time champion and five-time Most Valuable Player many consider the best ever in his sport.
Selected 12th overall in the 1965 National Basketball Association draft, Tal Brody passed on the American Dream so he could help change the landscape of Israeli sports—turning down the Baltimore Bullets for a spot on Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Omri Casspi of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers has signed with his former Israeli team, Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The Sacramento Kings' Omri Casspi will not sign with his former Israeli basketball team during the NBA lockout after all.
Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sacramento Kings sent Casspi, 23, and a 2012 first-round draft pick to the Cavs in exchange for power forward J.J. Hickson in a deal announced Thursday.
The face of Israeli NBA basketball player Omri Casspi was vandalized on a Sacramento Kings billboard in the city's downtown. It was the third time that Casspi's image has been defaced on a team billboard.
A billboard featuring Israeli-born NBA player Omri Casspi was defaced with a swastika for the second time.
Although he hails from Yavne, in the center of Israel, Omri Casspi is going to have a lot of American basketball fans offering to treat him like family this season.