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Kobe practices at the JCC

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November 29, 2011 | 10:26 am

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers on February 3, 2007. Photo by Keith Allison

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers on February 3, 2007. Photo by Keith Allison

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly held a private training session at a Jewish Community Center in Irvine, Ca.

Bryant, according to the TMZ website, brought a trainer to the J to work on shooting drills and cardio training as spectators looked on.

Last month, the Miami Heat’s LeBron James played a pickup game at the JCC in Cleveland, his hometown.

Meanwhile, the New York Knick’s Amar’re Stoudemire, who visited Israel last year to discover more about his Jewish heritage on his mother’s side, is interested in opening a Hebrew school, according to the New York Daily News.

An unnamed source told the newspaper that Stoudemire has discussed opening a school that would focus on teaching the Hebrew language and Jewish history, though no school is actually in the works.

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