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Israel Travel Guide takes you on a ride through the various sports and games that are popular among the people of Israel. Israel is a great place for the sports lovers; the people of Israel are as enthusiastic as in any part of the world. The rugged terrain gives the people of Israel ample opportunity for various sports activities. Basketball in Israel is one if the popular games that has a huge fan following. The people are so passionate about Sports in Israel that it has become almost a religion. Apart from Basketball, Football in Israel, Tennis in Israel are very popular.

Basketball in Israel is played with equal fervor on all levels, right from the amateur level to the international arena. There is an association is called Israel Basketball Association (IBA). This body is wholly responsible for the upliftment and the development of the national team and the Basketball of Israel. This organization also encourages the new talents and gives the new players a platform to prove themselves and get exposure. The IBA also handles the international bodies like FIBA and the EUROLEAGUE.
The teams for Basketball in Israel that are recognized by the IBA that play at the national level are Bnei HaSharon, Elizur Ashqelon, Hapoel Afula-Gilboa, Hapoel Galil-Elyon, Hapoel Jerusalem, Ironi Nahariya,Ironi Ramat-Gan, Maccabi Givat-Shmuel, Maccabi Rishon-LeZion and Maccabbi Tel-Aviv. The best team of Basketball in Israel is Maccabbi Tel-Aviv having won the championship numerous times. These are some of the names that enrich the scene of Basketball in Israel.

Some of the key players in the Israeli Basketball team are Victor Alexander, David Bluthenthal, Tal Burstein, Nate Huffman and Oded Kattash. On of the greatest turning point in the history of Israeli Basketball was when Tal Brody came to Israel to play basketball in the Maccabiah Games in the year 1965, He was a member of the U.S team and led them to victory and the Gold Medal. He had caught the attention of Maccabbi Tel-Aviv Managers and later on he moved on to play for the Israeli team of Maccabbi Tel-Aviv.

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