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Amare. 'Who's with me?' Photo: AP
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Amare Stoudemire considering Maccabi?

Knicks superstar, who last summer found out he has Jewish roots, asks his fans on Twitter whether he should go play in Tel Aviv during NBA lockout

David Shear
Published: 07.15.11, 08:11 / Israel Culture

With the NBA lockout having officially started, many NBA players are weighing their options, with overseas ball looking very inciting.

 

Nets superstar Deron Williams broke the ice by agreeing to play in Turkey during the lockout. Raptors forward Sonny Weems as also agreed to play overseas.

 

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Knicks superstar Amare Stoudemire, who last summer revealed to the world that he found out he has Jewish roots, tweeted the following last Friday:

 

"Should I go to Israel an play for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout? @ who's with me lettgo. @MaccabiElectra #Knicks #NBA"

 

While this would be a dream scenario for Maccabi and all Jewish basketball fans, Amare's agent, Happy Walters, doesn't see it happening.

 

"I don't think anyone is thinking about playing overseas at this point – certainly not Amar'e," he said.

 

Truth be told, Maccabi Tel Aviv would be a great fit for Amare during the lockout. The competition is great, and learning fundamental EuroLeague basketball would only make Amare that much better when the NBA resumes.

 

Come on Amare, I'm with you. Lettgo.

 

Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life

 

 

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