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Amar'e Stoudemire Received Interest From Non-Title Contenders

Aug 9, 2016 7:04 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire from the NBA to sign a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem this offseason.

"I felt like I didn't want to just wait around and be the last guy on the roster, I don't want to end my career that way," Stoudemire told Reuters.

"I want to end my career on a good, healthy note so that's when I decided to retire (from the National Basketball Association)," he said after a news conference with Israeli media in Jerusalem.

Stoudemire discussed contracts but he "didn't want to play for a team that didn't have a chance for a title."

Stoudemire admitted it will be an adjustment playing in Israel and Europe just as it was coming out of high school to play in Phoenix. "But I want to make sure that I am going to play here while I still have good health," he said.

New York Times

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Amar'e Stoudemire To Sign With Hapoel Jerusalem

Jul 31, 2016 3:58 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire is expected to announce he'll play next season for Hapoel Jerusalem. 

Stoudemire partially owns the team.

Stoudemire is scheduled to travel to Israel next week as part of an NBA Cares initiative.

Stoudemire has taken a great interest in the country over the past few years since revealing that he has Jewish roots on his mother's side. He has held an ownership stake in Hapoel Jerusalem since the summer of 2013 after Israeli tech magnate Ori Allon became the club's majority owner.

Last week, Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA.

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