Tuesday, December 19, 2017

NY Knick reserve center Kyle O'Quinn moonlights "bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah entertainer"


"The parties are crazy," he said. "I did one, did two, and the next thing you know, I was just Bar Mitzvah Man."

O'Quinn is one of the bigger comedians in the Knicks' locker room, so it makes sense that he would thrive as the headline act at a party filled with 13-year-olds. The 6-foot-10 center spends most of his time at the parties socializing, dancing, joking around with families and -- of course -- taking plenty of selfies.


O'Quinn didn't attend any bar mitzvahs or bat mitzvahs while growing up in Queens.


So the 27-year-old didn't know what to expect when he was invited to the bat mitzvah of the daughter of his agent, Andy Miller.

"That was one of the best parties I've been to in my life," O'Quinn said.

It also was the beginning of a nice side gig for O'Quinn, who has been with the Knicks since the 2014-15 season. Through his agency and the firm Creative Games, Inc., O'Quinn booked a few appearances at bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs in the area.