Shalom Life | September 16, 2014

Kobe Bryant’s Private Training Session at JCC

The Lakers star arrived at the Irvine JCC asking to use their courts for a private training session.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: November 29th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Kobe Bryant’s Private Training Session at JCC

Kobe Bryant is the latest basketball player to be associated with the JCC. Last month, Miami Heat’s LeBron James joined a pickup game at the JCC in his hometown of Cleveland. Earlier this week, an anonymous source revealed Amar’re Stoudemire’s interest in opening a Hebrew School that would teach language and Jewish history. And now, Laker’s star Kobe Bryant held a private training session at the JCC in Irvine, CA.

According to TMZ, Bryant arrived at the JCC with a trainer, asking to use the basketball court to work on shooting drills and cardio training.

The session lasted for more than an hour, while the JCC members watched with amazement from inside the gymnasium.

The NBA lockout is officially over, but the players aren’t expected to return for training with their teams for another couple days. I suppose Bryant wanted to sharpen his skills and get a head start.

Here’s a video (courtesy of TMZ):

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats Michael Jackson Hologram Inspires Hitler Pictures and Gun Threats TrendingHoward Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack Howard Stern Defends Himself Against Rabbi's Attack TrendingHorsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Horsin' Around with 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Trending
 

GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Passes to ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ in Toronto

September 16, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 5 Passes to ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ in Toronto

Enter now to win a pair of tickets to 'This Is Where I Leave You' starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Jane Fonda.

Read More

TIFF 2014: This Is My Land

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: This Is My Land

Documentarian Tamara Erde takes us into six classrooms in Israel and Palestine to discover what children are being taught.

Read More

TIFF 2014: Zero Recognition

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Zero Recognition

Lauren Collins and Ben Lewis' satirical short subtly suggests that being Canadian and being a famous young actor may be mutually exclusive.

Read More

TIFF 2014: Rosewater

September 16, 2014 | By Anthony Marcusa
TIFF 2014: Rosewater

Jon Stewart's directorial debut is gripping, informative, poignant, and at times unexpectedly comical.

Read More

Justin Trudeau Strongly Opposes Anti-Terror Bill

September 16, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Justin Trudeau Strongly Opposes Anti-Terror Bill

Says bill proposed by current PM Stephen Harper is against "Canadian identity"

Read More

Shalom, Alabama: A Jewish Culture Guide

September 16, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Shalom, Alabama: A Jewish Culture Guide

Did you know one of the best Jewish film festivals take place in Mobile, Alabama each year?

Read More

Report: Turkey is Largest Source of Fighters for Islamic State

September 16, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Report: Turkey is Largest Source of Fighters for Islamic State

More than 1,000 Turks are suspected to be fighting for Islamic State, many of them disaffected youths

Read More

Arsonists Attack Belgian Synagogue

September 16, 2014 | By Ynet News
Arsonists Attack Belgian Synagogue

Three family members injured; Jewish community officials unsure if it was an anti-Semitic attack

Read More

More Headlines