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August 9, 2016 9:51 am

Stoudemire: I Turned Down NBA Offers to Follow ‘Hebraic Roots’ and Play in Israel

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Amar'e Stoudemire accepted his jersey for Hapoel Jerusalem. He will play next season in Israel. Photo: Twitter.

Amar’e Stoudemire accepting his jersey for Hapoel Jerusalem. He will play next season in Israel. Photo: Twitter.

Veteran basketball standout Amar’e Stoudemire on Monday said he turned down offers to continue playing in the NBA and decided to follow his “Hebraic roots” and play in Israel for Hapoel Jerusalem.

A former first-round draft pick of the Phoenix Suns and six-time All Star, Stoudemire, 33, last week called time on his NBA career and signed a two-year contact with Jerusalem, saying he wanted to lead rather than come off the bench.

Read full story at Reuters.

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  • Jay Lavine

    He illustrates a very good teaching point: roots don’t mean much unless you act on them.

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