Cavs' Casspi Balances Life in NBA Against Fear for His Family's Safety

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Cavs' Casspi Balances Life in NBA Against Fear for His Family's Safety
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MIAMI -- There is a new picture on Omri Casspi's phone this week, the latest and most vivid reminder of the turmoil gripping his family and nation. The building across the street from his brother, Eitan, was struck by a missile last week, tearing out the guts and twisting the structure's exterior into knots. Rattled that the missile struck fewer than 100 yards from him, Eitan snapped a photo and sent it to his famous younger brother. Living with war and dodging missiles has become a way of life in Yavne, Israel, where Casspi grew up and where his entire family remains. Israel has endured random missile attacks from Palestinians for more than a decade. The Israelis recently began firing back, sparking another chapter in a long, complicated history of war that concluded - at least temporarily- with Wednesday's cease-fire.

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