Jordan Farmar, Starting point guard of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers is the lone Jewish player in the NBA.
Although born in Winnepeg Manitoba Canada, Farmar was raised in Los Angeles, CA. Farmar was a high school basketball star at Taft High School in Van Nuys CA, where he played with New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith.
At UCLA, Farmar was named to the all Pac-10 team and the all Pac-10 Tournament team. In the NCAA tournament, Farmar led UCLA to the National Championship game against the Florida Gators, which they lost by a score of 73-57.
Farmar is having a good career in the NBA starting for the Lakers, the team with one of the best starts in the 2008/09 season. He averages 21 minutes played per game. He is well liked by his teammates, and has partnered with C Andrew Bynum to refrain from alcohol.