Miss Israel Plays Basketball with the Philadelphia 76ers

Miss Israel Plays Basketball with the Philadelphia 76ers



What basketball team wouldn’t want a visit from a pageant winner?

The Philadelphia 76ers were certainly pleased when a very special fan turned up at their practice recently.


Yityish “Titi” Aynaw made history last year by becoming the very first Ethiopian-born Miss Israel, and she has now taken the time to spread a little love in the states and visit the 76ers while they were shooting hoops at practice. Aynaw took photos with the team and received some inside tips on the game while trying a few layups with the players.

Miss Israel spoke with NBA TV, telling them about her high school days playing basketball and her enduring appreciation for the sport. “This is it,” she said. “I want to go to play with the guys. I think it’s very cool.”

Aynaw’s and the 76ers got along like a house on fire. Whatch a video of the meet and greet below

It’s easy to see how Aynaw took home the title of Miss Israel..that smile is a killer.

J-Connection: Yityish “Titi” Aynaw is the first ever Ethiopian-born Miss Israel.