In an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday, Stoudemire said he brings an “antique gold menorah” with him wherever he goes.
The likable Stoudemire, a six-time NBA All-Star and a bronze medalist with the USA Olympic basketball team in 2004, recently returned to New York from Israel.
Amar'e described his journey from young scholar to aspiring ‘prophet’ of Judaism
He announced more than two years ago that he was in the process of converting to Judaism.
“I do think, I know with me being in the position where I am where being an African-American Jew who’s learning at a high level, I think there’s a narrative shift that’s happening,” he said.
The Maccabi Tel Aviv star reflects on his religious lifestyle and how it’s helped combat coronavirus.
Injury depleted Maccabi Tel Aviv thrilled to sign 37-year-old big man to dismay of Hapoel Jerusalem
Former NBA All-Star and Hapoel Jerusalem alum, 37, signs with yellow-and-blue after China stint
Former Hapoel Jerusalem and NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire pleaded for an end to antisemitism in the African-American community in a video he posted to his Instagram account on Saturday.
Stoudemire had been attempting to make a comeback in the NBA.