October 16, 1980 —
Now HERE'S the Jewish women's basketball player.
Our Rebecca Lobo flub was clearly the result of too many late night pastrami binges. After all, how can one confuse the wonderfully named Ms. Lobo with the also wonderfully named Ms. Bird?
Of course, there's tradeoffs. Sue's only half Jewish, thanks to her father. She's an Israeli citizen, but only to circumvent Russian basketball's stringent foreigner requirements for team rosters.
But she is sort of a Jew.
Here's to that.
Verdict: Borderline Jew.
October 29, 2007