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NBA star Omir Casspi brings celebrity delegation to Israel

(JNS.org) Israeli NBA basketball star, Omri Casspi, on Thursday, August 4 brought a group of celebrities to Israel as part of his second annual Omri Casspi Foundation trip.. “I’m so excited for the 2nd annual Omri Casspi Foundation trip to Israel. Our group this year is sharing celebrities from different platforms – NBA, WNBA, UFC, Hollywood – so we can reach the most diverse populations, and show to the world how beautiful our Israel really is,” Casspi wrote on his Instagram page. American actor Jeremy Piven from HBO’s Entourage fame, UFC champion Georges St. Pierre, and top ranked poker player, Maria Ho were among the delegation. Several well-known professional basketball players also on the trip included NBA players Amare Stoudemire, Shawn Marion, Beno Udrih, Rudy Gay, Donald Sloan and Chris Copeland and WNBA players Alysha Clark and Mistie Bass. Stoudemire recently retired from the NBA and has contracted to play on Hapoel Jerusalem.

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