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Brooklyn Nets Accommodate Amar’e Stoudemire’s Shabbos Observance

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Former NBA All-Star for the Phoenix Suns, Amar’e Stoudemire, made headlines recently with his high-profile conversion to Orthodox Judaism and Israeli team ownership. He is doing so again now as the Brooklyn Nets’ new assistant player development coach, whose request to not work on Shabbos has been granted by the team. The Nets considered this arrangement since the role was first negotiated in December and recently agreed to it. The New York Times’ sports writer Marc Stein tweeted this week that “[T]he Nets are granting Shabbat off to Stoudemire every week — Friday sundown through Saturday sundown.” Stoudemire’s formal Orthodox conversion was completed in August. Read more here.


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