TENAFLY, NJ — After losing his third straight pickup basketball game at the Bergen County Jewish Community Center by double figures, web developer Micah Barnett found himself wondering if his opponent – a six-foot-ten, 250-lb muscular black man – was indeed Jewish.
“Say what you will,” said Barnett, high school color war T-Shirt drenched with sweat, “but I have reason to believe that guy isn’t actually one of the tribe, if you know what I mean. First of all, he didn’t know who Omri Caspi was, so, like, red flag. Second – well, he dunked.”
The man was later identified as local nurse Jason Flynn. “I like playing against these guys,” said Flynn. “They make me feel really good about myself by comparison. I was actually thinking of converting, but now I’m worried it would hurt my game.”
At press time, Barnett was seen practicing his step-back three pointer, of which he shot 0-23 throughout the day.