NBA All-Star Draymond Green visited Israel last week. By all accounts, it seemed like the Golden State Warriors star had a great time in the Holy Land.
Green was in Israel on a trip sponsored by Friends of the IDF (FIDF) and spent four days in the country, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Photos and videos of Green enjoying his visit — and shooting targets with a variety of weapons — have emerged on social media.
— Or Shkedy (@Orshkedy) July 4, 2018
Tremendous pleasure today to welcome Draymond @Money23Green of the Golden State @Warriors. It’s not everyday you get to meet an #Allstar! I hope this will be only your first visit to Israel, come back and visit us soon. pic.twitter.com/kaDwq5i4C8
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) July 4, 2018
.@NBA star @Money23Green, who recently won the championship with the @warriors, came to visit Israel & demonstrated his sniping skills during a tour he conducted with SWAT fighters – @il_police Special Counter-Terrorism Unit 🏀🇮🇱🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/LRRNNZOSa8
— Israel Police (@israelpolice) July 4, 2018
The far-left and anti-Israel radicals are particularly upset by Green’s decision to visit Israel. Many anti-Israel activists seek to boycott the Jewish state as part of an effort to isolate it and marginalize its appeal.
Shaun King, a far-left columnist for the New York Daily News, called the trip “horribly offensive.” Anti-Israel college professor Marc Lamont Hill added, “I’m confident that if he had been briefed, he would not have gone.” Other radical leftists were equally upset that Green dared to visit the liberal democracy.
Draymond Green is doing propaganda for the Israeli military now. The Warriors suck now. https://t.co/7vOFRZoG5Z
— Shane Bauer (@shane_bauer) July 11, 2018
Draymond Green wouldn’t have been hanging out with the Jews if he knew what I know, says the definitely not crazy or hateful Marc Lamont Hill https://t.co/3SONl0Eo5J
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 11, 2018
For most of the season last year, Green was teammates with Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi, who has in the past helped bring other professional athletes on trips to Israel.