The Jerusalem Post
-
Search JPost CD-Rom Syndication Subscriptions Reprint

Archives Features

Services

 


Document
Basic Advanced Saved Help
Start a New Search
Buy Complete Document: AbstractAbstract Full Text Full Text
Kobe Bryant: I wouldn't mind being Jewish
[Daily Edition]
Jerusalem Post - Jerusalem
Author: Kaplowitz, Aaron
Date: Mar 24, 2006
Start Page: 12
Section: Sports
Abstract (Document Summary)

BOSTON - Plenty of interesting and shocking words have been spoken in the visitors' locker room at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston during the 2005/06 NBA season, but nothing compares to Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant telling a handful of reporters, "I wouldn't mind being Jewish. I wouldn't mind. Really."

If Bryant, a Catholic, really wouldn't mind being Jewish, he would become the highest-profile athlete to convert to Judaism. Although many believe that baseball great Rod Carew converted when he married a Jewish woman, he never actually "joined the tribe." He did, however, raise his children Jewish.

Bryant dispelled the notion of replacing [Dolph Schayes] as the greatest Jewish basketball player of all-time. "I don't know if I'm converting, but if I do, you can definitely add another athlete to the pool," he said.

Buy Complete Document: AbstractAbstract Full Text Full Text

Most Viewed Articles  (Updated Daily)





© 1995-2017 The Jerusalem Post


-
  [Feedback] [JPost.com] © 1995-2017 The Jerusalem Post