jewish Famous Jews In Basketball

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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.

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: 35

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Lake Wales, Florida, United States of America

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#3 on The Best Phoenix Suns of All Time

#25 on The Biggest Crybabies in Basketball

#69 on The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

#41 on The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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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, USA, New York

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#4 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

#1 on Best Boston Celtics Coaches of All Time

#6 on The Best Celtics Coaches of All Time, Ranked

#4 on Best Atlanta Hawks Coaches of All Time

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Sam Balter


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: 37

Nationality: United States of America, Israel

Birthplace: Syosset, New York, United States of America

Teams: Seattle Storm, UMMC Ekaterinburg

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#32 on The Greatest Jewish Athletes Of All Time

#9 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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