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    Athletes from the Middle East?!

    We are trying to think of any pros from the ME, minus golf. Are there any?



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    There have gotta be some soccer players don't there?



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    the Iron Sheik



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    Hamed Haddadi, backup center for the grizzlies is the first Iranian to play in the NBA



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    Minus soccer, doesn't count in this thread



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    Yu Darvish, the coveted pitcher in Japan is half Saudi Arabian and spent a great deal of his childhood there.



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    What sports are you looking for? Football, basketball, baseball and hockey? Also, are you asking about people who were born in the Middle East, and moved here to play professional sports? Or people of 'Middle-Eastern' descent?


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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    Omri Casspi is an Israeli NBA player.



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    Omri Casspi, first Israeli in the NBA

    Omri Casspi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    Mehmet Okur and Hedo Turkoglu are Turkish...



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    Quote Originally Posted by edr247 View Post
    What sports are you looking for? Football, basketball, baseball and hockey?
    I heard Iran has a pretty promising crop of hockey talent coming up.



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    turkey is in the middle east?most people would call it eurasian. I wouldn't include egypt in the discussion either.
    Mehmet Okur and Hedo Turkoglu are Turkish...



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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    I know that Morocco isn't in the M.E. but it made me think of Nawal El Moutawakel....

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    Re: Athletes from the Middle East?!

    Hossein Rezazadeh, from Iran, is/was the strongest Olympic Weightlifter in the world.

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