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Arik Nissim, From Rishon to Eilat via Europe

May 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Afik Nissim is a star and has been for many years, not only in Israel but across Europe. He is a workmanlike point guard who now plies his trade down south in the vacation resort city of Eilat. Yes Eilat. You didn’t think there were a lot of sports going on there did you? But yes there is. Oded [Read More]

Return to Relevance: Maccabi Tel Aviv BC

May 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

A couple of months ago I said that Maccabi had to make a move in order to return to relevance and finally after what seemed to be an eternity they did just that. Ainars Bagatskis out, Arik Shivek in. The former Israel National Team coach becomes the 5th Yellow & Blue boss of the season, yes, [Read More]

Alex Rosenberg’s Excellent Israeli Adventure

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut, The Sports Rabbi has a special insightful interview with Alex Rosenberg a new Oleh, a recent immigrant to Israel who is plying his basketball trade for Maccabi Kiryat Gat. After playing for Columbia in the Ivy League, Rosenberg looked at his options to continue his [Read More]

Why would this season be any different than the last two for Maccabi?

April 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Jerusalem 65-57 Maccabi Tel Aviv Hapoel Jerusalem outplayed Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Classico picking up the 8-point victory. Lior Eliyahu led the way for Hapoel with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Jerome Dyson had 12 points of his own. Gal Mekel had a big game with 22 points, while [Read More]

Anything is Possible! Hapoel Jerusalem hosts Maccabi Tel Aviv!

April 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Israeli Basketball Classico is upon us as Maccabi Tel Aviv visits Hapoel Jerusalem Saturday night at the Arena in Jerusalem, tipoff at 21:00. Both teams have been struggling of late with the Yellow & Blue dropping 6 in a row across all competitions as well as falling out of first place, [Read More]

It’s Over: Maccabi’s Euroleague season comes to an end

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv ended its disappointing Euroleague campaign with an 81-61 loss to Panathinaikos as the Yellow & Blue finished with a 10-20 record. The hosts played well over the first half and took a 42-32 lead into the half thanks to Victor Rudd’s 14 points, Joe Alexander’s 8 [Read More]

Incomprehensible: Maccabi Tel Aviv BC

March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Maccabi Tel Aviv fell to Barcelona 76-71 in the Yellow & Blue’s final away game. Gal Mekel starred for the visitors with 18 points and 7 assists while Diamon Simpson picked up a double-double pulling down 12 boards and dropping 10 points. Barcelona ran out to a 23-13 lead after ten minutes [Read More]

Hapoel Holon: Once in a lifetime

March 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hapoel Holon moved into a first place tie with Maccabi Tel Aviv after defeating the Yellow & Blue 80-79 at Yad Eliyahu for the first time in 55 tries. James Bell had a monster game with 28 points while Darion Atkins picked up a double-double scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Victor [Read More]
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