NBA Player Omri Casspi -- Visits Israeli Troops ... Brings Basketballs

Published 07/30 2014 04:40PM

Updated 07/30 2014 04:44PM


(TMZ) - Sacramento Kings player Omri Casspi visited Israeli soldiers ... and brought basketballs.

Casspi explained, "Visiting heroic soldiers in Tel HaShomer."

The Israeli-born athlete -- a 1st round pick in the 2009 NBA Draft -- is currently back in his home country ... and has said he's been living in and out of bomb shelters since the fighting intensified a few weeks ago.

The 26-year-old has been pretty outspoken about his feelings on the conflict -- in fact, when his former Houston Rockets teammate Dwight Howard tweeted #FreePalestine recently, Omri shot back with a message of his own:

"600 missiles been fired from GAZA by Hamas in last 4 days. NUMBERS DON’T LIE. STOP LYING."

Read more at TMZ.

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