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Omri Casspi
Omri Casspi
Position: -
Born: 06/22/88
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Earnings: $18,320,477 ($21,122,787*)
“The game of basketball has given me a lot over the years,” Caspi said in his opening remarks. “As a young boy from Yavneh who started playing with friends and my big brother, who did not really know what he was saying and went out with number 18 on his shirt, today on July 18 I retire. For the [Maccabi] family, this is a group that taught me a lot about professionalism, hard work, victory at all costs. It fell on very modest ears and I appreciate those values ​​I learned”.
“One of the things that bothers me about next year is that a lot of people are writing off my Warriors,” Casspi said to Golden State coach Steve Kerr on his most recent podcast. “It bothers me. A team being coached by Steve Kerr — (with) Steph Curry and Klay (Thompson) coming back, Draymond (Green), you just added Andrew Wiggins and hopefully a top-five pick. “You guys have a good team. No pressure, no added pressure (smiling) — it’s not gonna make any headlines. But you guys are so good. I got you guys. I’m so excited.”
Following his return to Israel, Arutz Sheva spoke with Casspi at the Maccabi museum in Tel Aviv Wednesday about his decision to come home after 10 years with the NBA. “It feels like home, in a sense,” said Casspi. “I grew up here, my family is here, my wife is from here. Coming back feels very normal to us.” Why did you come back? “For many reasons. One of the main reasons is that me and my family were looking for some sort of continuity and…a place that we can find ourselves in a position to give the best we can to our daughters and our family.”