Israeli NBA Player’s Mural Defaced Again

September 21, 2010

Earlier this month with discussed the story of the defacing of the mural dedicated to Omri Casspi, the NBA’s first Israeli-born Israeli player. Apparently, this past week it happened again.

Sacramento police are hoping any possible witnesses will come forward after a mural of Sacramento Kings player Omri Casspi was defaced with a swastika for the second time in a little more than a week.

Police say after a swastika was found painted on the mural of Casspi on Sept. 8, the mural was found defaced again Thursday morning.

Casspi, who is Jewish, is the only NBA player born in Israel.

The most recent incident comes after a $1,000 reward was offered by the Anti-Defamation League for information leading to an arrest after the mural was defaced the first time.

Joe Maloof, co-owner of the Sacramento Kings, released a statement Thursday describing the vandalism as “sickening acts of intolerance.”

Maloof says the team is matching the reward offered by the Anti-Defamation League.

At this point I think Omri should be concerned with his safety in Sacramento.

Will he ask to be traded to another team, and if so, should he be granted his wish?

…as bad as I feel for Casspi… this is a very good thing. America needs the Antisemitism clarified. People seem to think this isn’t going on.