Stoudemire will likely return to Hapoel Jerusalem, of which he is a partial owner.
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Chris Smith, the latest American basketball pro to move to Israel, was inspired by Amar’e Stoudemire to convert to Judaism.
Hebrew Israelite Amar’e Stoudemire says farewell to Hapoel Jerusalem.
“Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken,” Stoudemire wrote.
“I could just call it quits and leave as a champion.”
— Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire may soon be able to add another skill to his impressive resume: Hebrew. The 34-year-old basketball player, who moved to Israel after signing a two-year deal with the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem in August, is now learning the aleph-bet, the Hebrew alphabet. Stoudemire —who isn’t Jewish but identifies with the Hebrew Israelites, African-Americans who believe they are…
“I’m humble to be amongst the greats here,” Stoudemire wrote.
“I am deeply sorry for offending anyone,” the basketball star said.
JERUSALEM — Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire apologized for making homophobic comments to an Israeli website, saying his remarks were “offensive” but meant to be “taken as jokes.” “I want to apologize for my offensive comments against the LGBT community,” he said in a statement issued Wednesday evening. “These remarks were taken from a…