We see you Stat!  Amar’e Stoudemire is looking to make some big off season moves. He just got married to his wife Alexis (for a second time) in Miami and he announced that that he has joined an ownership group seeking to purchase an Israeli hoops team (Hapoel Jerusalem).
Details after the jump…



Via Jared Zwerling at ESPN:

Amar’e Stoudemire is an aficionado of entrepreneurial off-the-court endeavors.  His latest adventure could be as majority owner of the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball club, which currently competes in the Israeli Basketball Super League — the top division in Israel.

Stoudemire tweeted Friday, “Excited to join the partnership that is giving back to the city of Jerusalem by offering the Hapoel basketball team a fresh start.” His agent, Happy Walters, clarified to ESPNNewYork.com that the Knicks power forward is “part of a group that made a bid to purchase the team.” If it’s finalized, Stoudemire likely would become a majority owner, according to Walters.

Stoudemire, who has a Star of David tattoo on his left hand, traveled to Israel for a week in 2010 — not only because he’s a history buff, but to explore his possible “Hebrew roots.” While he didn’t discover any, he still relates to Judaism by sometimes wearing a yarmulke and a menorah necklace, as well as following other traditions of the religion. This July, Stoudemire will be returning to Israel to serve as an assistant coach for the Canadian men’s basketball team in the 19th Maccabiah Games.

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