Having Alex as a cousin is seriously one of the best things that I had growing up and to this day. Alex was always and has always been a mentor to me and someone I look up to. Alex is always honest and truthful, never just telling you what you want to hear. He is someone I know I can get strong advice from, especially on what movies not to see 🙂 Alex is absolutely one of the funniest guys I know, complete with a fantastic sense of humor and armed with incredible sarcasm. Growing up, I literally never knew the different between him being serious and sarcastic and in retrospect it helped me a lot to be who I am today 🙂 Alex is also one of the smartest guys I know and I’m so proud to call him my cousin. He’s been part of so many memories in my life from my Bar Mitzvahs to cruise ship dinners in the middle of Alaska. Alex, thank you so much for being such an honorable man. Thank you for your badass basketball skills and undeniable passion for the Lakers. Thank you for always doing that point to your face when I tried saying something funny while growing up, and thank you for all of the hilarious things you’ve said 🙂 Thank you for being such a phenomenal part of our family and for being such a great cousin and role model for me. Thank you for being you!