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NBA Superstars

Mission to Israel ...

Cancelled

8/6/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Russell Westbrook and Derrick Rose were among a group of NBA superstars set to travel to Israel to support a basketball team co-owned by Amare Stoudemire -- but TMZ Sports has learned the trip's been 86'd due to the Gaza conflict.

Our sources in the Holy Land tell us the legion of NBA talent -- which also included Robin and Brook Lopez and Hall of Famer Chris Mullin -- was going to attend the opening of a new arena in Jerusalem on September 4. Magic Johnson was also on the guest list, but we're told he had scheduling issues. 

The plan was for some of the players (not Magic or Mullin) to square off against Hapoel Jerusalem -- a team co-owned by Amare, tech entrepreneur Ori Allon and NBA super-agent Arn Tellem ... who was key in drawing big names to attend.  

We're told organizers recently decided to pull the plug on the sold out game over safety concerns ... as the violence continued to escalate.

So far, there are no plans to reschedule -- but it's gonna be tough since NBA training camps open in October ... and, more importantly, attempted cease-fires continue to fail. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

I'm glad they support Israel

44 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Noones biting on your attempt at more Israel bashing Harvey. I think everyone has seen enough on the news lately to finally see the truth. Stop the trolling a-holes

44 days ago
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Grim reaper    

Why do we as Americans give two ****s bout other places I sure don't.

44 days ago
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Stiletto    

Me support bouncing ball...see me bounce ball. Me support putting ball in little hoop...see me put ball in hoop. But me no show up to support Israel...cause I'm just a cowardly dirt bag who is only in it for the money and not the cause.

44 days ago
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KingKilla_2013    

send Kobie... who cares if he makes it back. wont make a dif to the Lakers.

44 days ago
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FREEDOM    

ITS FOR THERE OWN SAFETY.....

43 days ago
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FREEDOM    

YOU CAN'T GO SHOOTING HOOPS DURING A WAR.

43 days ago

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