It’s safe to say that the NBA is not a cultural melting pot. Sure, it brings some pretty impressive Asians over to the States, but there is one specific minority that I feel has been overlooked. Hanukkah passed without a single ‘Best Wishes’ or “Mazel Tov’ from Kobe, Lebron, Dikembe or anyone else. That is why I take it upon myself to wish all the Jews out there a happy belated holiday, with a little help from a Laker.
Jordan Farmar, the only person to ever play in an NBA D-League game and an actual NBA game in the same day, is one of only two Jewish players in the league, the other being David Bluthenthal of the Kings (did he even keep his spot on the team?). Although he never publicly announced that he wishes everyone a happy Jewish holiday, the sentiment is implied. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a video message from Jordan, but I feel that this one gets the same message across.
So, from all of us here at Game Recognize Game, we wish you a safe and happy Hanukkah (even though it’s already over).