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Omri Casspi. Aiming high Photo: Yoed Cohen
Omri Casspi. Aiming high Photo: Yoed Cohen

Casspi: My dream of being a pilot is over

Ynet accompanies first Israeli-born NBA player as his visits Air Force base in Nevatim

Ilana Curiel
Published: 06.27.11, 08:29 / Israel Culture

On the backdrop of rumors that he is on his way to a different NBA team, Sacramento Kings forward Omri Casspi visited the Israel Air Force base in Nevatim last week, where he met with cadets of an advanced operational training course as part of the "Taking Responsibility" project.


During the visit, in which he even met an old schoolmate who became a pilot, Casspi realized that he would no longer be able to fulfill his dream.


"I can't fit myself into the cockpit anymore," he said. "My dream of becoming a pilot ended today. I'll continue playing basketball."



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Casspi took advantage of the opportunity to discuss his plans for the near future as well.


"Now I'm preparing for the team, a month of personal training and weight room. I'm planning to join the national team in top form. I hope to success with the team in the European championship and with Sacramento in the next season."


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