Some Jewish players in the National Basketball Association, or NBA, are Art Heyman, Omri Casspi, Irv Bemoras, Jordan Farmar, Neal Walk, Hank Finkel, Ernie Grunfeld, Danny Schayes and Adolphe "Dolph" Schayes. Art Heyman was the first pick during the first round of the NBA draft in 1963.
Farmar and Casspi were former players for the Maccabi Tel Aviv. Bemoras was a member of the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Dolph Schayes is the father of Danny Schayes. Finkel was towering at a height of 7 feet. Grunfeld won the Olympic gold with Team USA in 1976. Walk was awarded by President George H.W. Bush as "Wheelchair Athlete of the Year."