Sixers broadcasters Abdelnaby, Zumoff to call hoops at Olympics

by Bob Cooney of “ALAA ABDELNABY remembers the embarrassment he felt as a young boy growing up in North Jersey. He’d go to a friend’s house with orders from his mom, Selia, to call her when he got there. Being a dutiful son, Abdelnaby would make the call. When he assured her he was fine, he was always met with silence at the other end. He could feel his mom’s impatience growing through the phone line. Selia didn’t want to hear her son’s words in English, but rather in Arabic.

 Abdelnaby, who just completed his first season as the color analyst for Sixers’ telecasts on Comcast SportsNet with play-by-play man Marc Zumoff, was born in Alexandria, Egypt, before his family moved to New Jersey when Abdelnaby was 2. It was important to his mother that her son, a McDonald’s all-American at Bloomfield High School before playing for Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, be fluent in Arabic while growing up American.”

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