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Omri Casspi retires from pro basketball: I reached heights I never dreamed of

Omri Casspi #18 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball over Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 28, 2015, in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP)
Omri Casspi #18 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball over Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 28, 2015, in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP)

Omri Casspi formally announces he is retiring from professional basketball after a career that saw him become the first Israeli to break through in the NBA.

“I reached basketball heights that I never dreamed,” Casspi, 33, says at a press conference.

The forward has spent the past two seasons at local powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv since returning to Israel, but has been plagued by injuries.

Casspi played for numerous teams during his 10-year stint in the NBA and received a championship ring for his tenure with the Golden State Warriors during the 2017-2018 season.

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