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Overseas / Jul 14, 2011 / 10:00 am

Dime Q&A: Sylven Landesberg Talks Israel And NBA Dreams

Sylven Landesberg

It’s not so easy to take a kid from Brooklyn and drop him off in Israel. But once Sylven Landesberg, the former Mr. Basketball in the state of New York and ACC Freshman of the Year, saw the city of Haifa, the beautiful landscape and the people, that transition became a little bit easier. Now the undisputed leader of Israel’s Maccabi Haifa Heat and a star of the Inside Israeli Basketball TV show, Sylven chatted with us about the team, their tryouts in Florida and NBA dreams. Read More »

NBA / Jul 27, 2010 / 2:45 pm

Israel Has Big Things Planned For Sylven Landesberg

Sylven Landesberg

I won’t be the first person to tell you that I was surprised Sylven Landesberg didn’t get drafted this June. While the first round was definitely a stretch (considering the tumultuous end to his college basketball career), for him to slip past the second round just didn’t make sense. But the NBA isn’t always the right place for guys to start their professional basketball career. Whether it’s the D-League or overseas, everyone has their route to the Big Show. So after playing for the Sacramento Kings at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this month, Landesberg has decided to take his game, in a sense, back home: He’s going to Israel. Read More »