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INTERVIEW! Ricky Hickman Unplugged! Sports Rabbi Show Episode 21


The Sports Rabbi welcomes Maccabi Tel Aviv Euroleague champion Ricky Hickman to the show as he returns to Israel with Brose Bamberg to face Hapoel Jerusalem in Champions League action on Wednesday at 21:00 Israel time. Roye Shelem also joins the program as we talk about the latest in Israel hoops and Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Euroleague campaign to date.

Ricky Hickman Interview Timeline:
1:56 Welcome back to Israel, season to date with Bamberg and the Champions League
3:30 Not being forgotten by Maccabi fans
4:50 Growing up in Winston-Salem
5:45 Favorite NFL player
6:20 Admiration of Kobe Bryant and growing up with Chris Paul
8:05 Playing with current CSKA Captain Kyle Hines at UNC Greensboro
9:00 What it’s like playing ball in Europe
10:15 The fans
11:00 Do or die games
12:20 Signing with Maccabi
14:20 David Blatt’s influence
15:15 Rocky start to the 2013/14 Euroleague Championship season
17:15 Alex Tyus
17:50 Game 1 vs Milano
19:30 The lost art of free throw shooting
21:20 Final Four Semifinal win against CSKA Moscow
22:35 Playing again with Tyrese Rice
23:30 Thoughts on post playing career
25:30 Not resigning with Maccabi after the Euroleague championship
26:40 David Blatt going to the NBA and coaching Lebron James
28:40 Favorite teammates
29:50 Final message to Maccabi fans
30:00 Roye Shelem on Israeli Hoops
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