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Report: Stoudemire wants to open a Hebrew school

Amare Stoudemire

We take a step back from today’s “what should my team do on Dec. 9” discussions to talk in Hebrew. Or at least about Hebrew.

Knicks star Amare Stoudemire is interested in opening up Hebrew school in New York, according to the New York Daily News.

A source close to the New York Knick tells us the power forward is interested in opening a Hebrew school, which would focus on teaching the language and Jewish history. The insider says the idea appears to be on the back burner for the time being but that Stoudemire has discussed it seriously.

Stoudemire’s mother is of Jewish heritage and he has embraced learning about it in the last year, heading to Israel himself. He also keeps Kosher now and has a Star of David tattoo (which is ironic).

Hard to fault any NBA player who wants to sink his money into a school for others, however.