Jordan Farmar, a Jewish NBA player who won two league championships as a member of his hometown Los Angeles Lakers, is heading back to Israel to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The mother of Stephen Curry, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, said a trip to Israel five years ago transformed her and sparked her interest in learning Hebrew.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt told local media that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contacted him to offer him Israel’s support in the NBA finals.
The NBA’s Atlanta Hawks are set to be sold to a group led by businessman Tony Ressler, the team announced on Wednesday, in a deal precipitated by the release last year of a racially charged email by the team’s current owner.
A judge ruled on Tuesday that the wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million from the woman he lavished with gifts and was behind his downfall, the wife’s lawyer said.
David Blatt and the Cleveland Cavaliers had great expectations with the return of four-time MVP LeBron James via free agency from the Miami Heat.
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire has launched a campaign to raise money for the volunteer-based ambulance service United Hatzalah of Israel.
Peter Guber, the owner of basketball’s Golden State Warriors, says he meant to say he wanted to learn Yiddish in a mass email. Instead it (sort of) sounded like a slur.
In his time, Dolph Schayes was the greatest Jewish basketball star. A new biography attempts to bring him into the pantheon with Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg.