LeBron James

Lebron Returns, Blatt Bests Former Team As Cavs Cruise Past Maccabi Tel Aviv

10/08/2014
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The Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ return to his hometown NBA team routed Maccabi Tel Aviv in a game that pitted the Cavs' new coach, David Blatt, against his former squad.

LeBron’s Going Home

Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt is heading to Cleveland to lead Cavs.

07/22/2014
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In May, David Blatt coached underdog Maccabi Tel Aviv to a thrilling Euroleague championship victory over Real Madrid in overtime. In June, the Cleveland Cavaliers hired Blatt as head coach. This month, LeBron James announced he was bringing his talents back home to the Cavs. There will be an enormous amount of pressure on Blatt, who has never coached an NBA game, but the reigning Euroleague Coach of the Year is no stranger to pressure. He was the first American to coach the Russian national team, leading them to a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics. In a phone interview from Las Vegas, where the NBA Summer League is taking place, the Massachusetts native, who played college ball at Princeton, professional ball in Israel, and coached in Europe for more than two decades, spoke about pressure, coming back to America, and his new team.

David Blatt: Will face a more rugged schedule as an NBA coach that he did in Israel or Europe. Wikimedia Commons

Chasidic Man Suing Jimmy Kimmel

12/17/2010

(JTA) -- A Chasidic man from Brooklyn is suing talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Dovid Sondik of the Borough Park section filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court over Kimmel's use of a YouTube video featuring Sondik in a skit spoofing basketball star LeBron James, the New York Post reported.

The video titled the "Flying Rabbi," though Sondik is not a rabbi, shows Sondik talking about the Bible in Yiddish and is spliced with video of James -- making it look as if the basketball star is receiving advice from Sondick.

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