About a mile north of Duke’s in Malibu, a right turn takes you up to a bluff with its own driveway, which leads to a large parking lot. There, on the day I visited, a tour bus was parked in front of a modest ranch house, alongside several other cars, none of them too fancy.
The Lakers brought back a familiar face in (Jewish) veteran guard Jordan Farmar on Wednesday. The signing required a $500k buyout from his Euroleague team Anadolu Efes Istanbul. From the Lakers' press release:
One of the reasons I love sports is that I can indulge my primal instinct for combat without feeling any guilt. I’m a huge Lakers fan, and I can easily spend hours poring through analyses of how the team will clobber the competition this year with the addition of two fearless warriors.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly held a private training session at a Jewish Community Center in Irvine, Ca.
Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets has signed to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv.
It’s the second night of Passover, and Jordan Farmar is warming up under the bright lights of Staples Center. His teammates have already slipped into the locker room to decompress before taking the court against the Denver Nuggets. Farmar is still taking shot after shot.
Some still affectionately refer to the game that they and top coaches such as Red Sarachek and Red Auerbach developed -- emphasizing teamwork, crisp passing and defense -- as "Jew ball."
Jordan Farmar was in his familiar place in the backcourt on Aug. 5, scoring an easy shot. Only this time his teammates were not named Kobe and Pau but Daniel and Ibrahim, and instead of shooting to win, he was shooting for coexistence in the Middle East.
It turns out, see, that I am endangered: I am a non-Orthodox Jewish man engaged in Jewish life.
Everyone's favorite Laker girl, American Idol's Paul Abdul, talks about being Jewish
Farmar stands a natural leader at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds and has been extensively covered in the Daily Bruin since before his entrance into UCLA in fall 2004. A psychology major with a 3.0 grade point average, he has been described in the Daily Bruin as having innate leadership skills, a competitive spirit and a dedicated work ethic.
Lakers' basketball star Kobe Bryant "wouldn't mind being Jewish." Bryant, who is Catholic, reportedly told a handful of reporters in Boston last month that, "I wouldn't mind. Really." Well, why not? It's fine by us.