Steve Nash: Lakers Point Guard At LA Bar Mitzvah
Steve Nash, the point guard for a Los Angeles Lakers team that is battling to hold onto the final spot in the Western Conference playoffs, was spotted at a Los Angeles bar mitzvah last weekend, despite not being Jewish.
The reason: the bar mitzvah was for 13-year -old Michael Feinberg, the son of former Soros Fund Management executive Jeffrey Feinberg, according to a TMZ report. Sources close to Feinberg informed TMZ that he is a big-time basketball fan with many friends in the NBA, including Nash.
Soros Fund Management is run by the wealthiest hedge fund manager in the world, George Soros, who is worth about $19 billion. Feinberg has achieved much success himself. He branched out from Soros in 1999 and started JLF Asset Management, doing well enough to have a shot at purchasing the Brooklyn Nets in 2009.
Feinberg’s wife Stacey has quite the basketball pedigree as well. She is the daughter of famed late sports agent Bob Woolf, who represented Celtics’ legends Larry Bird and John Havlicek. Woolf has also represented football star Doug Flutie and television personality Larry King.
This was not Steve Nash’s first Jewish event. He visited Camp Simcha a year ago.