Why is this night different from all other nights?
Well, today was a historic day for Jews and the NBA. Lior Eliahu made history today when he was the first Israeli born player drafted. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 44th pick in the NBA's draft. He was then traded promptly to Houston because apparently they thought Texas would feel more like Israel.
Immediately after drafting him, ESPN analysts said he is not quite ready to make it to the NBA, but maybe in a couple of years. Sadly, I realized that my dream of a Jew playing in the NBA was far away, but then I found out that former UCLA Bruin and the 26th pick for the Lakers Jordan Farmar is Jewish!!! So, thank you to Adonai for bringing a bit of diversity to Staples next year.