Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)
by Shiryn Ghermezian
Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public.
On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo.
The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier this year and announced in early August that he had signed a two-year deal to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Watch Stoudemire fans sing and dance below:
Do you think our fans are excited for the new season? @Amareisreal #YallaHapoel pic.twitter.com/a9NxihzOkN
— Hapoel Jerusalem B.C (@JerusalemBasket) August 26, 2016