Monday, August 2nd, 2010 at 10:52 am  |  52 responses

Video: Amar’e Stoudemire Checks In From Israel

Join Amar’e on his quest to find his “original culture.”


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  • http://www.azeemkhan.info Azeem

    He needs to go to the settlements and see how Palestinians are living and speak on that.

  • david

    A’mare is the man!!!

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    Azeem: Maybe he can see them shooting rockets at Israeli children!
    israel is making horrendous near genocidal mistakes, but let’s not pretend it’s black and white here.
    Hell, I’d prefer no political statements whatsoever, but after reading the last Amare thread, we know that wont happen

  • Matzah “blue” Balls

    Welcome to the Tribe A’mare..

  • sefos

    “made it a little more kosher…” awesome!

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  • underdog

    So what about that neck tattoo? Or is it already gone? And I gotta say, you simoly can’t ignore those eyebrows…

  • kwame

    i kinda thought amare was just a goon…he’s actually kinda thought provoking

  • kwame

    so i guess i was wrong about him…don’t judge a book by its cover

  • diego

    i am a knick fan from argentina , this conversion is a very bad new.

  • JTaylor21

    Jukai is right. Stop crying wolf Palestinians. You guys are attacking them first but cry when they attack back. Where they do that at.

  • http://knickstweets.net KnicksTweets

    we posted that at 2 hours before you…just sayin. fingerpoint?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    @KnicksTweets: We always H/T when we find content on another site. It happens to be that this was sent to us direct from an anonymous reader.

  • spit hot fiyah

    @ Jtaylor: ??? What r u talking about? Palestine attacking first? where did u get your history lessons. IT IS PALESTINE’S LAND. There was no Ísreal before WW2, it is nothing but occupation of Palestinian territory. Jews and Muslims were living side by side there for centuries. How can u possibly accuse Palestine of attacking first when it is clear that is the zionists that started the entire conflict and the Palestinians are trying to protect their land from invaders.

  • kaboom

    JTaylor@Jukai, it is just not so simple as that.anyway I didn’t expect anything better than those comments,in the U.S people always believe what T.V.,radio and internet let them know.But let’s stay on topic,Amare isn’t so much better than David Lee,but i’m very excited to see him play for D’Antoni again.

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    Didn’t the Palestinians take it from the Byzantine empire? Should we give it back?
    This is dumb logic. The Palestinians did NOT attack first. It started with mutual frontier battles. With these dumb thought processes, the wars over there will never end.

  • spit hot fiyah

    what do u mean mutual frontier battles? that country was Palestine. Were did the state of Israel come from? Let me make it clear that i have nothing at all against jews and i respect their religion a lot, but i do have a big problem with zionists, and they r the root cause of that entire conflict.

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    The country was Palestine only when it was taken over by the Turks. Enough of your backwards logic.

  • Yesse

    Some pretty cool stuff. I didn’t know Amar’e was this deep.

  • spit hot fiyah

    @ jukai: i did not say that this land was called Palestine through out history, i’m aware of Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire. Recently it has been Palestine though. I just asked u ucan say that it started as a mutual frontier battle when there was no country called Israel to have a front to begin with.

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    It was owned by the British who made Israel. The British took it from the Turks. The Turks took it from the Byzantines, who took it from the romans, who took it from the Persians, who took is from the Jews, who took it from a bunch of Chaalnite(??) city states. What is your point? Is there a cut-off in history that makes those who were conquered no longer relevant?

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    Don’t get me wrong, Israel is violating a hell of a lot of international laws right now, something needs to be done and FAST. US can’t drag their feet in putting pressure on Israel to take OFF pressure, and stop with the illegal bulldozing… but I don’t get the “our land belongs to us” logic. It’s on both sides and if you don’t dump that dumb logic, no one will own the land, it’ll be barren.

  • spit hot fiyah

    it’s not my land , so i’m not defending it from that standpoint. I’m just saying that the ”state” of Israel was made up a few decades ago according to the zionist agenda and that the zionist started the Israeli/Palestine conflict. Overall we seem to be on the same page on this issue. Extends hand for hand shake/peace on this issue…………..

  • Ace

    @Spit hot get off the it’s the Zionist fault logic. Why not get mad at Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan? Last time I checked Jordan for example has land that was once part of “Palestine” but I don’t see anyone asking them to give it back. So I guess it’s only a problem when jews have a piece of “Palestine.”

    I enjoyed this vid, can’t wait to hear his thoughts once his visit is over.

  • spit hot fiyah

    Their leaders are also guilty for sure in aiding Israel, or at least being passive. Im not really a fan of the nation state anyway.

  • Mitya

    I won’t make any political comments, cause I’m too biased, but Amare really impressed me, great stuff

  • Ace

    @Spit hot Aiding Israel really all 3 of those countries went to war against Israel. Maybe the people of Palestine should have stood up when these countries decide to get together to get rid of Israel. Do you really think if the Arab countries had won and got rid of Israel that there would be a Palestine? Each country would have just taken a larger piece for themselves, since they already have some.

  • spit hot fiyah

    there was palestine before isreal existed so why not. Yeah lebanon fought/fights isreal but jordan doesn’t do much. And egypt is straight up aiding them BIG time at the border. All the leaders of these countries are under US controll and don’t do anything against isreal, there for aiding them in their inactivity.

  • total scrotal implosion

    Phosphorous on civilians

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I don’t want to censor anyone but I would think there’d be better places out there to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict. Most noteworthy part of this to me is hearing Amar’e speak so frankly on his family and his curiousity.

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    Ben: My apologies

  • JoeMaMa

    White Phosphorous on civilians, that is.

  • spit hot fiyah

    My apologies too, didn’t want to get into it like that, just wanted to comment on how the conflict really started since someone brought it up and then it snowballed.

  • JoeMaMa

    you know, I’ll do the same. don’t want a basketball discussion to go another way. I’ll stick to hoops here. we all feel strongly, I’m sure. Solidarity to my palestinian brothers. Peace to all, to all sides.

  • Kashdef

    Very impressed by Amar’e, I had the same feeling toward him as kwame before, but he’s kinda starting to grow on me. Must be good media exposure, the NY media caught wind that LeBron was wary of the media and now they’re going to shower their superstar with positive ha

  • diego

    i liked amare before knowing that he is jewish now

  • Raptor

    Anyone think Amare is doing this for media attention or to gain fans in NY?

  • http://sdfkjlf.com Jukai

    Diego is racist scum. I’d like to see him say that with Amare in the room.

  • diego

    i would say that but i got to run like a mother fuc*ing rabbit haha, i am not racist i am hispanic, i just dont like the jewish, they are very Hypocrites. they go to the temple every afternoon, and they spend the rest of the day cheating the people. i say that for my own experience.

  • http://sdfkjlf.com Jukai

    Oh right, hispanics CAN’T be racist. You’re trash dude. Bottom of the barrel.
    Have a good life.

  • sefos

    hey diego, you dumb bastard, was amare cheating you when he wore the los suns jersey? as a member of a minority yourself, you should really know better. you should be ashamed of yourself for spreading your stupid, hateful opinions.

  • http://slamonline.com Kieran

    Wow. You can really tell who is American in this thread.

  • moochie

    amare’ has the worst answers ever and came totally unprepared for such interview

    moderator: are you jewish?
    amare: i think through history, we all are.

    just like @Raptor said, he does it for the media and the fans, but he has absolutely no real connection to the jewish culture.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Interesting interview, he really sounded educated and informed on this.
    Enlightening comment section too.

  • The Philosopher

    Racism is man’s greatest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)

  • diego

    i got respect for all races and beliefs, i dont think that i am better than a black ,asian or white people. i just dont like the jews, most of the people doesnt like them, just dont want to say it loud because it isn’t politically correct.

    The jews are not a minority at all, they are the richest people of the earth, most of the money and power are owned by them, and they hide behind the story of them being pursued and etc

  • total scrotal implosion

    Diego is obviously as smart as a trash can. But! Equally racist are the ppl(a few commentators here) who said he was a thug before, but now they like him? What! Thats racist too

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    WOW, this comment section got really stupid after a while. Lets be honest here everyone stereotypes everyone and have their own ideas and feelings about things. BUT who cares, racism exists everyday in America from walking into a store, job interviews, the car you drive, the neighborhood you live in, the clothes you wear and what you do for a living. I can care less, if someone is racist just pray for them and move on, yall waste the comment section on Amare. Amare has been enlighten on some things and is searching things out, so lets praise him for finding out things, but Amare you need to be working on your game too–New York will turn on you quick man. BOOK IT!!!

  • Hedo Turkeyglu

    This is why I admire Amar’e so much. He is a serious man and one hellofa good baller.

  • Jalepino

    It’s evident . 99% of all americans are racist.

  • Jalepino

    Obviously the wrong subject for this site. mybad :-)

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    he’s got a weird wrinkle that stretches diagonal across his face. weird. he does have a lot more substance than at first glance. sounding very humble and this is not a marketing ploy. not talking about his “brand” what not even though he is playing in a huge media market.