Casspi. 'Everybody's talking about it'
Photo: Oren Aharoni
An Israeli professional basketball player says he feels hurt that someone would paint a swastika on a mural featuring his likeness.
Omri Casspi told the Sacramento Bee on Thursday that it's hurtful to think there are still people who do such a thing in 2010.
The Bee reached Casspi, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, at his family home in Yavne, Israel.
Casspi, who is Jewish, is the only NBA player born in Israel. He says the graffiti found in downtown Sacramento has been on the news in Israel and "everybody's talking about it."
Casspi has been in Israel participating in a basketball camp designed to foster friendships among Israeli and Palestinian youth.
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