Amar’e Might Leave the NBA to Play in Jerusalem
Ton of possible jokes here, but I am going to leave that for the social media people. Here is what Amar’e had to say to the New York Post.
Stoudemire is part of a four-man ownership group, including superagent Arn Tellem, that purchased 60 percent of Hapoel Jerusalem last summer and turned the franchise into the top team in the Israeli league at 20-7.
“We’ll see,’’ Stoudemire told The Post. “You can’t rule anything out. The future is unknown and so if I have an opportunity to [play in Israel] and am still in great health, it would be great. I have one more year left on my deal and we’ll go from there.’’
Amar’e did play well down the stretch for the Knicks and he won’t be walking away from the $20+ million he is owed next season. But in 2015 if he can’t secure another big NBA deal he seems serious about playing in Jerusalem.
Stoudemire still is awaiting word on Israeli citizenship and continues his Judaic studies.
“I’m always studying, never stop in my quest to search for the truth, especially with Passover coming,’’ Stoudemire said.