The NBA's Starting חמש
- Lebron James - who previously had much respect for the Schottensteins, recently met with R' Yishayahu Yosef Pinto for business advice.
- Amar'e Stoudemire - who went to Israel to find his "Jewish roots" and said that he would fast on Yom Kippur (unless there's a basketball game) and not eat bread on Passover
- Shaquille O'Neal - who suddenly spoke Hebrew
- Omri Casspi - the first Israeli in the NBA
- Doron Sheffer - who opted not to go to the NBA and found Yiddishkeit