LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: (L-R) Jordan Farmar #1, Shannon Brown #12 and Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrate with the Larry O'Brien trophy after the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game Seven of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 17, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jordan Farmar (and Sasha Vujacic) begin a quest this week for a rare two-fer in the world of basketball. He and his former teammate could become the fifth player ever to win championships in both the NBA and Euroleague. The only others: Bill Bradley, Manu Ginobili, Toni Kukoc and Bob McAdoo.
Farmar is in Milan for Maccabi Tel Aviv, which like Vujacic's Efes Anadolu is a contender for the Euroleague title. He's been playing big minutes for the Israeli team, more than he expected and he became the first Net overseas to get hurt. He has a strained groin muscle that limited him to six minutes in an Israeli League game this weekend. He expects to play Wednesday.
About the possibility of returning, he notes, "I don't want others to feel that it's my show, and they're here to back me. I want everyone to feel that we're in this together because I might have to go and the others will have to take my place."
- Playing on borrowed time - Maayan Efrat - Haaretz