Raptors news: Jewish co-owner says team will visit Israel if they win NBA championship
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Jewish co-owner says Raptors will visit Israel if they win NBA championship


The Toronto Raptors will visit Israel if they win the 2019 NBA Finals.

This was what the Raptors billionaire co-owner, Larry Tanenbaum, promised to do, per the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Marcy Oster.

The Toronto Raptors are one win away from the NBA championship – and a free trip to Israel.

The team’s Jewish billionaire co-owner, Larry Tanenbaum, said he will bring the club to visit if it wins the title.

Israel’s Sports 5 reported last week that during a low-key visit to Israel, Tanenbaum told several people he met in the Jewish state that ‘if we win the NBA championship, I will come with the Toronto Raptors to visit the Holy Land.’

Tanenbaum is active and philanthropic in the local Jewish community and was a founder of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

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Oster wrote the update prior to the Golden State Warriors’ emphatic 106-105 road win over the Raptors on June 11. Toronto leads the series 3-2 with the series shifting back to the Warriors’ Oracle Arena for Game 6 on Thursday.

Toronto could win its first NBA title in its 25-year franchise history. If that happens, the Raptors will become the first Canadian team to win an NBA championship. Count on Tanenbaum to make good on his promise of bringing his team to Israel. That should be interesting, to say the least.