Jordan Robert Farmar was born on November 30, 1986 in Los Angeles, California. He plays point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Jordan is 6’2” and weighs 180 pounds.
Jordan went to Portola Middle School in Tarzana, then Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. For his sophomore year he transferred to Taft High School in Woodland Hills.
At Taft, Jordan was a standout, and indeed, scored a record 54 points in one game. As a senior, he averaged 27.5 points and 6.5 assists. Taft won its first Los Angeles City title, and Jordan earned a host of accolades.
Jordan went to UCLA, where he majored in psychology.
On April 20, 2006, he declared for the NBA Draft.
The Los Angeles Lakers took Jordan with the 26th Pick in the NBA draft. They then sent him to the Summer Pro League for seasoning.
2006 - 07 Season
Jordan was the backup point guard to Smush Parker for most of the season. In April, 2007, he was sent to the Lakers’ D-League team, the D-Fenders, but after only one game was recalled. Indeed, he made history on this day, becoming the first player ever to participate in both a D-League and an NBA game on the same day.
His first professional career start came on April 15, 2007 against the Seattle SuperSonics. In addition, when the Lakers made it to the playoffs, he started all five playoff games.
2007 - 08 Season
Smush Parker, Aaron McKie, and Shammond Williams left the Lakers, but they brought in Derek Fisher (who had left the Lakers to spend two years with the Golden State Warriors). Jordan played in all 82 games of the season, shooting 46.1% from the field, an improvement on his previous season.
Jordan’s father, Damon, was a standout college athlete and a minor league baseball player. His mother is Melinda Kolani, his stepfather, Yehuda Kolani, is an Israeli. He has a half-sister, Shoshana Kolani.