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Dušan Šakota – The Interview of a Lifetime

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just as Hapoel Jerusalem gets ready to play their first Champions League game against AEK Athens, today Wednesday at 19:30 Israel time, The Sports Rabbi sits down with their Captain Dušan Šakota, one of Greece’s basketball greats in an intimate discussion about leaving Yugoslavia as a child [Read More]

Under Review – Howell, Antetokounmpo, Mitoglou Interviews & More

June 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

3-Pointers 1) Bottom line is that Greece dominated Israel in every facet of their FIBA World Cup Qualifier in Tel Aviv. If anyone thought that the Greece C team would be easy fodder for Israel they were sadly mistaken. The Greeks moved the ball at ease, broke down the Blue & White defense and [Read More]

Israel Sports Roundup for Thursday June 28, 2018

June 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) Israel fell at home to Greece 96-78 in FIBA World Cup Qualifier action which was a one sided affair at Yad Eliyahu. The Blue & White kept it close for the first half going onto the break down 49-42 but could only muster up 10 points in the third quarter as the visitor’s busted open the [Read More]

Israel Sports Roundup for Wednesday June 27, 2018

June 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

1) Israel plays Greece in a FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifier tomorrow night, Thursday at 19:30 in Tel Aviv. The Blue & White would like to ensure advancing to the second round by defeating Greece, however history is not on their side having not won in many, many years. Head Coach Oded [Read More]

Greece “Turns Over” Israel in Crete 82-61

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Greece took out Israel 82-61 at the Heraklion Arena in Crete as Panathinaikos star Nick Calathes led the way with 11 points and 8 assists. Israel took the lead after ten minutes 18-15, but were eventually overpowered by the Greeks at halftime as the hosts led 37-32. Calathes and company turned up [Read More]

WATCH: Oz Blayzer talks about Greece, preparations & more!

November 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

Oz Blayzer, one of Israel’s rising stars spoke about Monday evening’s game against Greece and what it means to him to play one of the greatest basketball nations. Blazyzer also touches on his experiences with Maccabi Haifa and the games he played versus team’s in the NBA in preseason and his [Read More]

Time will Tell: Welcome to Jerusalem Fotios Katsikaris

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fotios Katsikaris the new Hapoel Jerusalem Head Coach was introduced this past week as the Greek will have some fairly large shoes to fill in Simone Pianigiani. Katsikaris comes to Israel’s capital with plenty of basketball experience in some of the best leagues in the world including the Spanish [Read More]