Omri Casspi’s girlfriend Shani Ruderman had to have been in a tough position, which many wives and girlfriends of foreign countries face. A lot of times when you’ve got a transplant athlete from another nation, it can be a bit of a rough landing for their spouse or significant other. Shani herself had to move to the States from Israel in order to accompany Omri after he got hired by the Sacramento Kings. She’s currently living in Los Angeles, according to the Sacramento Bee. The Bee reported that she was a “Los Angeles native” though, and she’s not, so maybe we can’t really trust them on that. They did say that if Omri Casspi stays in Sacramento, then Shani will take the California bar exam since she’s a lawyer.
So I’m feeling that my initial assertion that her moving to the States was a rough landing may have been drastically overstated, because Omri Casspi’s girlfriend Shani Ruderman is really enjoying being here. Casspi said that she’s “loving it here” and that they’re both really excited about the prospect of Omri sticking around. I’ll tell you what else: the couple knows how to get out, travel, and be active. Shani’s photo gives you a sense for the cool lifestyle she’s been living in the past year. While it’s true that much of that was filled with studying the English language at Cal State in Sacramento, a lot of it was also spent going to cool destinations like the Caribbean, hiking and running in Malibu, and vacationing at Lake Tahoe. Pepper in a few trips to New York City (’cause who doesn’t love being here in New York for a few days?) and you’re starting to have a good time.
There’s an extremely glamorous shot of Shani on her Instagram of her riding around Beverly Hills in what appears to be a vintage Shelby Cobra but what is most probably a reproduction of the car. Shani, if this is the lifestyle you’re going for, not only do you need to pass the bar, but Omri’s gotta’ get another deal inked and for more money. Although Omri’s probably already worth like $5 million bucks now that he’s been in the league earning a million-a-year for awhile. Pretty soon she might be able to match him because I get the feeling like she’d make a good lawyer. She seems more than capable.