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."Learn More
A conventional game of basketball involves five players on the floor at a time from each of the two teams competing. However, teams often have substitute players on the bench who relieve starters. In the NBA, for instance, a team is allowed to have 12 active players throughout the season.Full Answer >
Adrian Branch, Gary Alcorn, Ron Boone, Butch Carter, Steve Bucknall, Lloyd Daniels, Walt Dukes, Keith Erickson, Tom Hoover, Ron Horn, Jim Jackson, George McCloud, Fred Roberts, Dick Schnittker, Shea Seals, Bobby Smith, Kermit Washington and John Wetzel have all worn the number 24 for the Los Angeles Lakers. As of 2014, the number is currently worn by starting shooting guard Kobe Bryant.Full Answer >
As of 2014, players in Europe's basketball league can expect to earn from $65,000 to $100,000 a season. While this is low compared to the $4.2 million median NBA salary, it is well above the $12,000 to $24,000 a player can expect to earn in the NBA Development League.Full Answer >
More air inside a basketball will make it bounce higher. The additional air hardens the leather or composite shell of the ball, making it more buoyant.Full Answer >