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A list of famous Jewish basketball players. These 36 Jewish NBA athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Basketball or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.
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Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. Stoudemire played high school basketball for five different schools, ultimately graduating from Cypress Creek High School in Orlando, Florida ...more

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Age: 33

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lake Wales, Florida, United States of America

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#23 on The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

#3 on The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

#120 on The Top NBA Players Of All Time

#72 on The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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Red Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games and nine National ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1917-2006)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#4 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

#7 on Famous People Named Red

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Sam Balter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Samuel "Sam" Balter, Jr. was an American basketball player. ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1909-1998)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Sue Bird is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Suzanne Brigit "Sue" Bird is an American-Israeli professional women's basketball player for the Seattle Storm and UMMC Ekaterinburg. In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In her senior year at undefeated ...more

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Age: 35

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Birthplace: Syosset, New York, United States of America

Teams: Seattle Storm, UMMC Ekaterinburg

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#44 on The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time

#7 on The Best Current WNBA Players

#9 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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David Blatt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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David Michael Blatt is an Israeli American professional basketball coach and a former professional basketball player. He is the current coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He is one of the most successful American coaches in European basketball history. ...more

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Age: 56

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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#48 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

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David Blu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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David Blu is a former Israeli American professional basketball player. He also represented the Israeli national basketball team. Standing at 6 ft 7 in, he played at the small forward and power forward positions. He is considered to be one of the top three-point shooters in Euroleague history. ...more

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Age: 35

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Teams: Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.

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Tal Brody is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Tal Brody is an American-Israeli former basketball player, and current Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, who lives in Israel. Brody was drafted # 12 in the National Basketball Association draft, but chose to pass up an NBA career to instead play basketball in Israel. He played on national basketball ...more

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Age: 72

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States of America

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Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jews In Basketball
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Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown is an American basketball coach, who is currently the head coach at Southern Methodist University. He is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title. He has a 1,275-965 lifetime professional coaching record in the ...more

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Age: 75

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Denver Nuggets

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#84 on People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

#3 on The Greatest Jewish NBA Players Of All Time

#7 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

#40 on The Best Detroit Pistons of All Time

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