During game, NBA’s Avdija showcases on his footwear a prayer for actor injured in Gaza

Washington Wizards' Deni Avdija plays during an NBA basketball game, November 6, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Washington Wizards' Deni Avdija plays during an NBA basketball game, November 6, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Israeli NBA player Deni Avdija has played his latest game wearing shoes with a tribute to singer and actor Idan Amedi, who was seriously injured yesterday while fighting in Gaza.

“For the recovery of Idan son of Tova Amedi,” says the handwriting on Avdija’s footwear, echoing the traditional text of Jewish prayer for a sick or injured individual.

Avdija scores 17 points in the Washington Wizards’ 128-136 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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