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Jon Entine

Jon Entine (, a native Philadelphian based in Los Angeles, is author of "Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We're Afraid To Talk About It" (PublicAffairs), which was recently released in paperback, and from which this article is adapted.
Jewish Basketball Giants

Jewish Basketball Giants


As the Maccabiah Games open in Israel, we are reminded of the days when -- believe it or not -- Jewish players dominated pro basketball.