Amare Stoudemire

Shalom, Amar’e Stoudemire: Goodbye To The NBA’s Jewish Star

07/28/2016 - 11:59

For those obsessed with the search for Jewish big-time athletes, Amar’e Stoudemire, 33, was an unexpected dream and predictable heartbreaker — in short, the perfect punchline for a Jewish jocks joke.

Amar’e Stoudemire playing for the New York Knicks in a game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston. JTA

Knicks' Stoudemire Seeking Israeli Citizenship

08/04/2013 - 20:00

Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship.

Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters, told New York magazine that the Knicks’ power forward is in the process of becoming an Israeli.

Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire meets with Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

NBA's Stoudemire, On Twitter, Ponders Maccabi Stint

07/10/2011 - 20:00

Amar'e Stoudemire asked fans on Twitter if he should play in Israel during the NBA lockout.

"Should I go to Israel and play for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout?" Stoudemire, an all-star forward for the New York Knicks, tweeted July 8.

He included the championship-winning Israeli basketball team's Twitter name at the end of the tweet and a Knicks hashtag.

Deron Williams, a star guard for the New Jersey Nets, has announced that he has agreed to play in Turkey if the NBA lockout continues.

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