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December 23, 1983 - Image 6

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1983-12-23

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6 Friday, December 23, 1983

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these facilities, few if any
Jewish athletes are making
For some time now the their mark in professional
game of basketball has suf- golf or in professional ten-
fered a dearth of Jewish nis. Although there is ten-
players. Why it should be is nis star Shlomo Glickstein,
something that followers of who plays out of Israel, and
the sport can not fathom. Elliot Telscher, the
It's a far cry from the days of Gottfried brothers, Brian
yore when Jewish players Teacher, and a few others on
dominated the sport.
the pro circuit plus a few
Paul Gallico, who served women tennis stars, they
many years as sports col- are not knocking over the
umnist for the New York big games in their sport and
Daily News wrote glow- win only occasional tour-
ingly of the exploits of naments.
Jewish basketball players
No one seems to have an
in 1937. He was very im- idea why the decline of Jews
pressed with the exploits of in sports is taking place but
New York University and the fact remains, it has and
City College teams which is continuing to accelerate
were then manned, almost at a fast pace.
100 percent, by Jewish
players.
. In 1983, it is sad to report
that there-are only two Jews -
playing in the National
Basketball Association.
Ernie Grunfeld is a substi-
tute with the New York
Knickerbockers and Danny
Schayes is a part-time per-
former for the Denver
Nuggets. These are the
remnant of so many Jews
who performed in the NBA
when the loop first started
operations in the early
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