Is Amare Stoudemire looking to make a comeback with Hapoel Jerusalem? It could happen. Reports indicate that he is in the process of obtaining Israeli citizenship and wouldn’t count against the current foreigner limit plus he told me with a smile during the 4th quarter of a game a couple of weeks ago that it was great to be practicing with the team while he was in Israel.
After the game, “Stat” joined the squad at center court and was serenaded by the fans. Guard Kalin Lucas would be happy to have the chance to play with him, “It felt good and at first I saw the crowd chant his name. When you have someone like that come watch you at court side you have to bring your A game. I watched him growing up especially in his Phoenix Suns days I know what type of player he is and I definitely would love to play with him if he comes out of retirement.”
Head Coach Oded Katash also chimed in on the topic as well, “Amare was with us for two practices and he is such an amazing person. Not just that he’s a great player but he brings so much positive energy and personality. You can see how the fans adore him and he deserves it. I never thought that I’d have the opportunity to consider having him play with us but I wouldn’t discount the possibility of having a player like Amare.“