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Amar’e Stoudemire Is Looking for a Shidduch

Matchmakers, start your engines. Former NBA player-turned-Orthodox Jew Amar’e Stoudemire has announced in a recent Instagram story that he is looking for a Jewish wife. Specifically saying that he is interested in being set up on a “Shidduch” date, Stoudemire shared his hope for remarrying and some aspects he is seeking in a life partner. […]

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Amar’e Stoudemire’s Orthodox Jewish Journey is on HBO

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, HBO’s flagship sports show, followed Amar’e Stoudemire’s journey from the NBA to Orthodox Judaism. The retired basketball star spent time with both the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns before playing for Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel while he underwent conversion. Still a part owner of the […]

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NBA Star Amar’e Stoudemire’s Brooklyn Pesach

Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire has relocated to Brooklyn to help coach the Nets, but that’s not stopping him from having a traditional Pesach at home with his children. Between a rigorous schedule of Gemara study, prayer and attending player practices and games, Stoudemire’s days are full, with Passover preparations notwithstanding. He says, “I think […]

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Is Ryan Turell Going to Be the First Orthodox Jewish NBA Star?

Although he could have gone to many Division I schools, current Yeshiva University student Ryan Turell chose YU’s basketball program after graduating from LA’s Valley Torah High School because it met his religious needs. (He turned down a scholarship to West Point due to mandatory Shabbos training.) Having brought YU to the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen […]

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Brooklyn Nets Accommodate Amar’e Stoudemire’s Shabbos Observance

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 […]

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