NOVEMBER 24: Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks reacts during his game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 24, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Stoudemire Bids on Israeli Basketball Team

New York Knick joins investor group trying to buy Hapoel Jerusalem

by
Stephanie Butnick
June 28, 2013
NOVEMBER 24: Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks reacts during his game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 24, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.(Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

“Excited to join the partnership that is giving back to the city of Jerusalem by offering the Hapoel basketball team a fresh start,” the New York Knick’s power forward Amar’e Stoudemire tweeted yesterday. The Israel enthusiast joined New York-based investor Ori Allon in a group bid on Israeli basketball club Hapoel Jerusalem.

Stoudemire, who famously visited the Holy Land in 2010, can check out the team in July when he returns to Israel, this time as a coach for the Canadian basketball team in the Maccabiah Games.

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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