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Dwyane Wade Blessed Before Heat v. Lakers Game

Look closely at the photo above. One of these guys is a professional NBA basketball player. Can you guess which one?

The other 4 dudes are rabbis… who have a stellar reputation for blessing athletes before big games.

Which could be why Dwyane Wade made a kosher pit stop before the Miami Heat took on the Lakers in L.A. on Tuesday.

TMZ Sports has learned  that the Heat used the facilities at the JEM Community Center in Beverly Hills to warm up hours before their game. And before they left, Wade met up with Rabbi Hertzel Illulian, who offered up a “quadruple rabbi blessing” before the game.

Turns out the Jews came through — with the Heat beating the Lakers 78-75.

The win brings the rabbis to 2-0 when it comes to blessing NBA players — after bestowing a triple rabbi blessing” on Kevin Durant last year before he went on to beat the Clippers in the playoffs.


  • 5. Go rabbi Illulian! wrote:

    not sure you remember me, but i was on shlichus by you when i was a bochur! Hashem bless you and the entire Illulian family for the incredible work they do by using their sports center to attract all the beverly hills high school jewish students! learned a lot from you rabbi! real chossid!
    Levi D.

  • 7. Adina wrote:

    Wow go rabbi levi- camp jem rocks, esp with that jem center and driving the rooks Royce of bala batim- best summer ever esp la restaurants n rabbi illulian hook ups with top ppl

  • 9. Your favorite college campus shliach wrote:

    Wow amazing rabbi Hertzel Illulian and JEM center, I still remember driving your Mitzva tank all over LA when I was shliach in YOEC and you gave me and high school volunteer each $100 cash to go eat for staying to put tefilin with every person when the other chevra left. Thanks to you even on campus I don’t leave till I give everyone a chance for tefilin.

  • 10. friends from texas wrote:

    GO illulians! you do mivtzoim wherever and whenever possible. you guys are such a fun family and true lamplighters!


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