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Tal Brody, a U.S.-born immigrant to Israel who became one of the country’s sporting legends, is reportedly considering a career in politics.

Yediot Acharonot reported Monday that Brody, famed in Israel for his past basketball feats and unabashed American-accented Hebrew, was recently offered a senior post in the Likud Party by its chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Brody confirmed meeting Netanyahu but told the newspaper he has yet to make a decision on whether to enter politics.

Brody was a star player in the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team when it won an unprecedented European cup in 1977. Since retiring from the sport he has been active in the “Israeli Spirit” charity and in encouraging immigration.

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