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Leaf makes history as first Israeli in NBA playoffs
.J. Leaf became the first Israeli to play in the NBA playoffs on Friday, when the Indiana Pacers put him on the court for the last three minutes of play in Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
New book: A slam dunk for African-American hoopsters who take to Israel
More than 800 African-American players have competed in Israel. “This phenomenon was hiding in plain sight,” David A. Goldstein, author of “Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land,” told JNS. “It’s a phenomenon that’s much larger than many realize.”