I don’t know if the Euroleague-NBA games in the U.S. this year have been the most successful or interesting ever, but this much can be emphatically declared: This is certainly the weirdest string of cross-Atlantic exhibition collisions in recent history.
First there was the whole Olympiacos debt courtroom conspiracy thing, then the rabbi-involving Pini Gershon ejection at Madison Square Garden (just screened again on ESPN Sportcenter’s “Not the Top 10” for this week), and today Maccabi Tel Aviv players find themselves bilked out of $22,000 worth of cash and items after participating in a preseason matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Associated Press is reporting that a wad of cash and $15,000 in valuables were pilfered from the Tel Aviv locker room during the team’s game against the Clippers on Tuesday. No leads have been discovered, according to authorities, who are “hoping to identify a suspect from the arena’s security video.”
Geez, just how bad is the economic situation in California right now…?