web analytics
July 8, 2015 / 21 Tammuz, 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


Just shoot the ball not the "bull" Sports without politics!

Score! No B-BALL BdS!

Mccabi Haifa to take on top NBA talent in a four-team NBA exhibition tour in North America.
IsraelBasketball

jpegPreview Changes

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       August 18, 2014

FOUR NBA TEAMS TO HOST ISRAELI LEAGUE FINALIST MACCABI  HAIFA FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN OCTOBER 2014
Maccabi Haifa to play the Washington Wizards on October 15, Portland Trail Blazers on October 17, Sacramento Kings on October 18, and Toronto Raptors on October 22
AVENTURA, Florida – The Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team, the 2013-14 Israeli Super League runner-up, announced today the team will participate in a four-team NBA exhibition tour in North America, becoming only the second international team ever to play four NBA teams in the same trip.  Maccabi Haifa will face the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Thursday, October 16 at 2:00 a.m. local time in Israel) at the Verizon Center, the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, October 17 at 7:00 pm Pacific Time (Saturday, October 18 at 5:00 a.m. local time in Israel) at the Moda Center, the Sacramento Kings on Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 a.m. local time in Israel) at the Sleep Train Arena, and the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (Thursday, October 23 at 2:30 a.m. local time in Israel) at the Air Canada Centre.
Maccabi Haifa’s trip to the United States will mark the fourth time in five years the team will travel to North America to play against NBA competition.  In three trips to the United States, Maccabi Haifa has faced six NBA opponents (New Jersey Nets, Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies).  At the conclusion of the North American tour, Maccabi Haifa will rank second all-time among international basketball teams in games played (10) against NBA opponents.
 
Maccabi Haifa has a long and storied legacy as it was one of the original eight teams to form the Israeli Premier League for the 1954 season. Under the ownership of American businessman Jeffrey Rosen, Maccabi Haifa won their first Israeli League championship in the franchise’s 60-year history during the 2012-13 season and were an Israeli League Finalist in the 2013-14 season.  
Maccabi Haifa’s charity program, “Haifa Hoops for Kids”, a joint initiative between Maccabi Haifa and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, has hosted over 20,000 underprivileged and special needs children in Israel at Maccabi Haifa home games. The team will hold charity basketball clinics for children in each city during the NBA preseason tour.
“Maccabi Haifa is proud to continue our tradition of playing against NBA opponents, as our fan base in North America is one of the largest among all international basketball teams,” said Maccabi Haifa team owner Jeff Rosen. “We are thrilled to be competing against the Washington Wizards, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and the Toronto Raptors.”
# # #
About Maccabi Haifa Maccabi Haifa, an Israeli Basketball Super League team, has a long and storied legacy as they were one of the original eight teams to form the Premier League for the 1953-54 season.  Under the ownership of American businessman, Jeffrey Rosen, the team earned its first title in franchise history after being crowned the 2012-13 Israeli League champion.  The team was purchased by Jeffrey Rosen in July 2007. For more information about Maccabi Haifa, please visit www.mhbasket.co.il.

About the Author:

The author's opinion does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Jewish Press.

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Score! No B-BALL BdS!”

  1. Why is Maccabi in the Euro-basket league? Israel is not in Europe.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Yeshiva boys learn Torah together at Beit Midrash Derech Chaim.  Due to their participation in a pre-army intelligence program, the IDF requires their identities to remain secret.
Exclusive: First IDF Cyber-Defense Program Opens at Yeshiva
Latest Blogs Stories
A Soldier's Mother

I encourage the Times of Israel editors to re-balance their site before ToI loses all credibility

Arab Men Boarding a "Jewish" Bus

No exaggeration, I estimate 3/4 of the passengers on my bus were Arabs; this is not unique

Arabs attacking the Light Rail outside Shuafat

Note the rocks’ size in the hands of these Arabs as they prepare to attack the Light Rail

U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama is not anti Israel. He’s just misguided, perhaps blinded by his desire to force a peace treaty

Herzl told the Zionist delegates,”If you will it, it is no dream.”

Breakthrough adapts insulin to be taken as a pill instead of shot. Can it be applied to other meds?

Ramadan is SUPPOSEDLY a month of introspection & repentance; yet attacks on “Infidels” skyrocket

Israel wins the wars but LOSES the battles!

Moving to Israel seems crazy but this week’s my first “aliyaversary,” my Aliyah anniversary! WOW!

Israel & world Jewry are under attack and in grave danger but UN’s focus is denouncing Israel

What is human chess? How easy is it to predict the actions of others?

It’s time to stand up against the bias & no longer accept the constant UN prejudice against Israel.

Malachi Moshe Rosenfeld, injured in a terror attack in Samaria, has died (HYD)

Allah is NOT merciful: Stabbing, beheading, shooting innocents is barbaric & cowardly acts of terror

How could the Jerusalem Post think the attack could have been other than a terrorist act?

Going to Mt of Olives cemetery was like visiting Jurassic Park in a jeep with dinosaurs rampaging

More Articles from Matt Solomon
President Rivlin at a "shiva" call to family of terror victim Danny Gonen.

It seems that Pres. Rivlin has joined all other so-called Right politicians and now is trending Left

YS

Though an ardent Zionist, I’m neither blind nor naïve and have ambivalence for each of the 3 dates

Immanuel defies stereotypes; Hareidi/Hassidic learning and living Torah while supporting themselves

Realize that these terror attacks are a minute part of what the future holds for the free world

A day dedicated to Torah&tradition; a day of great joy and of great sadness- a brit and a burial.

Driving is cultural. I come from a place with incredibly polite and safe drivers, unlike Israel.

Why has his death been treated by some as an invitation for an emotional “autopsy”?

It’s the 4th time in 5 years Maccabi Haifa has traveled to America to play against NBA competition.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/guest-blog/score-no-b-ball-bds/2014/08/18/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: