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Lavon Mercer, the 'Israeli Michael Jordan'

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Lavon Mercer, the 'Israeli Michael Jordan'

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Lavon Mercer, the 'Israeli Michael Jordan'

Lavon Mercer, the 'Israeli Michael Jordan'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

LaVon Mercer describes himself as an African-American Israeli. He was once known as the Israeli Michael Jordan. In this part of the world, they call him "coach" of the Spelman College women's varsity basketball team, as well as associate athletic director. No matter how you see him, LaVon Mercer is a bridge between cultures. NPR's Tony Cox speaks with Mercer.

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