Well that was fast. A few days removed from closing out his 14-year NBA career as a Knick. Amare Stoudemire is returning to the game to play in Israel. More from the Players Tribune.
“I may be retiring from the NBA, but I’m not saying goodbye to basketball just yet. My next step is playing for Hapoel Jerusalem, one of the top teams in Europe. This isn’t about collecting a paycheck overseas, though; it’s a spiritual journey, too.
The Scripture speaks about Jerusalem as a holy place, and I can feel that whenever I’m in the city. This is a chance for me to be a better husband and a better father, to help me lead my family into righteousness. The opportunity to play there, and grow as a player and person, is a blessing.”
— Amar’e Stoudemire (@Amareisreal) August 1, 2016