Jewish Journal

2011 NBA Sportsman of the Year

by Jeremy Fine

May 8, 2011 | 3:15 pm

Since the NBA isn’t loaded with players the annual TGR award in the NBA goes to anyone involved in the organization. Last’s winner was Omri Casspi for obvious reasons. He had a solid rookie season and participated in two parts of NBA All Star weekend. But this year neither Casspi or Jordan Farmar were overly impressive so we look to some owners for this year’s winner. Below are the TGR 2011 nominees for NBA Sportsman of the Year.

Mark Cuban (Owner Dallas Mavericks) - While is antics are crazy on the sidelines, Cuban has helped put together a solid team around Dirk Nowitzki. Over the last season and half they have added veterans Shawn Mario, Tyson Chandler, Brendan Haywood, and Peja Stojakovic. The Mavs are a solid pick to go to the NBA Finals.

Jerry Reinsdorf (Owner Chicago Bulls) - Another owner who might not of landed the big free agent but helped build around the NBA MVP Derrick Rose. His off-season included Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, Keith Bogans, and Corey Brewer. Also, maybe the best non-trade of the season keeping Omir Asik instead of going after Courtney Lee.

Micky Arison (Owner Miami Heat) - For obvious reasons Arison is on this list. He landed both Lebron James and Chris Bosh, while maintaining his star Dwayne Wade. Unlike Reinsdorf and Cuban, Arison didn’t fill in wholes he went and landed two huge fish.

To vote please visit www.TheGreatRabbino.com. 

And Let Us Say…Amen.

-Jeremy Fine

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Rabbi Jeremy Fine is the Assistant Rabbi at Temple of Aaron in St. Paul MN. He was ordained from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he also received a Masters in Jewish...

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