NBA All-Star and Golden State Warrior championship basketball player Draymond Green visited Israel on a four-day tour organized by Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF).
During the trip, Green met with Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, in Jerusalem. He presented Rivlin with a Warriors jersey.
“It’s not everyday you get to meet an All-Star! I hope this will be only your first visit to Israel, come back and visit us soon,” Rivlin tweeted.
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
Green also visited the base of an Israel Border Police counter-terrorism unit, Yamam. He played basketball with members of the squad and learned how they defend Israeli civilians. He presented the unit’s commander with a Golden State Warriors jersey bearing his number, 23.
FIDF’s Midwest Region executive director, Tamir Oppenheim, said Green “is such a role model for millions of people in the United States, and so we recognize how valuable his support is to FIDF and the State of Israel.”