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`mr. Basketball’ to Hang Up Jersey

Mickey Berkowitz, Israel’s basketball legend, was to hang up his jersey Thursday night, after a final exhibition game with Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The Tel Aviv team was scheduled to play against a European all-star team.

Berkowitz, 44, known locally as “Mr. Basketball,” was on the Maccabi Tel Aviv team that won the 1977 European Cup championship game.