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October 8, 2014 2:42 pm

NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday.

Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.”

When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said it was “not my decision” and that he had “no idea.”

According to the report, the Israeli journalists also asked the Olympic gold medalist several questions about Cavaliers coach David Blatt, who was Maccabi’s coach for six years up until last season. After answering a few of the questions, James said, “You guys know the new coach more than I do. I’ve only been with him for a couple weeks.”

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 107-80 on Sunday in the preseason game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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  • American

    Time to let brother Lebron know what criminals Israelis are and about the BDS movement. Don’t you worry.

    • U mean llike kidnapping teenagers and murdering them or perhaps shooting rockets from the midst of schools.
      Antisemitism has no bounds antisemite!!

    • Ilbert Phillips

      It is clear that you are talking about the Arabs who live in Israel who are the criminals. They support the following: (1) the stoning of civilians and the police, (2) the kidnapping and killing of Jewish children, and (3) blowing up commercial and school buses (with passengers), wedding parties, the killing of Israeli athletes, and blowing up occupied restaurants.

    • BARBARA SHABO

      So, I take it if you find yourself dying from cancer and there’s a drug developed in Israel that could save your life you will refuse to take it? OK!

  • Paula Goldman

    Excellent idea Le Bron James. Israel is a beautiful country, democratic and clean. And the food is excellent Middle Eastern style. Israelis are brave and wise. They will not let terrorists stop them from anything! The weather is very nice during December, January and February. Go man Go!

    • suzy

      Ha! The food is better in NY

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