Deni Avdija (pronounced Avdiya), 19, is an Israeli professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards of the NBA. Previously, he played for Maccabi Tel Aviv and became the youngest player to ever win the Israeli League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. In honor of Avdija and to attract Israeli fans, the Wizards have launched a Hebrew-language website.
Quote: “My first NBA game was great. I’m a little frustrated we lost, but for me to be there and play with my team is a dream come true. I don’t have words to explain it. I worked hard for this and prepared for this moment and now I did it.”
Sources: Wikipedia, Times of Israel
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Photo: The Times of Israel