(JTA) — Kobe Bryant reportedly held a private training session at a Jewish Community Center in Irvine, Ca.
The Los Angeles Lakers’ star guard, according to the TMZ website, brought a trainer to the Southern California JCC to work on shooting drills and cardio training as spectators watched.
Last month, Miami Heat star LeBron James played a pickup game at the JCC in Cleveland, his hometown.
The NBA owners and players have reached a tentative deal to end the lockout. The league’s season is expected to commence belatedly on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.
Meanwhile, the New York Knicks’ Amar’e 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.