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Amare Stoudemire Asked to Help Israel’s National Basketball Team

The president of Israel has summoned New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire to play for Israel’s national basketball team, because of the athlete’s roots in Judaism.

Shimon Peres met with Stoudemire on Thursday to ask the player to help the national team. The six-time NBA All-Star has stated that he comes from a Hebrew background.

Stoudemire has teamed up with Israelis before. Last month, he joined a group in a bid  to buy the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team.

In addition, Stoudemire is currently in Israel to coach the Canadian basketball team at the Maccabiah Games, a competition exclusive to Jewish athletes.

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