Tracking The Truth: Amare Stoudemire On Hunt For Jewish Heritage

Christopher ChavezAnalyst IIJuly 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14:  Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks poses in press room during the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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The Huffington Post is among many media outlets currently tracking down Amare Stoudemire's possible Jewish heritage. The new New York Knicks star has been in the spotlight ever since his move from Phoenix to the Big Apple. 

Basketball is not entirely a huge sport in Israel, but the Knicks forward was making a trip there this off-season. There was speculation that this was basketball related, but a Jewish website turned that rumor down. Stoudemire admitted he was "going 2 study Hebrew" on his Twitter account .

Haaretz revealed that Amare Stoudemire's mother has traces to Jewish roots. This is the main reason why the basketball star is out in the Middle East. Stoudemire could in fact be learning about his real heritage by the minute. 

"This ze ha'halon sheli" was another one of Stoudemire's tweets. When translated the tweet means "This is my dream." The latest tweets also end with "Shalom." All signs are pointing toward another Israeli star in the NBA. He could one day join an all Jewish All-Star team with Omar Cassipi and Jordan Farmar. 

This all seems like a happy ending and a happy realization, but then comes the professional and real NBA agent to Amare Stoudemire. He officially released a statement saying, "I know there are some reports that he is Jewish, but he is not. He thinks there may be some Jewish blood on his mother's side and he is researching it."

Guess the whole world has to wait and see what will be next in Stoudemire's journey for the truth. Hey, because Stoudemire's move to New York he will always be in the media's spotlight as one of the city's biggest stars. 

Welcome to the celebrity life! This is just one of many realizations that Amare will have about himself, as the media will soon come to know Amare better than he knows himself.