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The Chanukah song changed for Amar'e

Posted on: August 10, 2010 1:32 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2010 5:03 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Amar'e Stoudemire's trip to Israel and quest for Judaism has been fairly well documented. Stoudemire has been looking into his Jewish roots to figure out exactly how Hebrew he is.

But it doesn't matter anymore. Because Adam Sandler has officially knighted Stoudemire a true Jew, in the best way possible. Or at least a one of Sandler's songs has been altered to include Stoudemire. Same difference.

Everyone knows Sandler's famous Chanakuh song. Jimmy Shapio of Sports Radio Interviews has helped make an adendum to it, including new Jew, Amar'e Stoudemire. The updated verse goes like this:

David Lee Roth lights the menorah
So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the late Dinah Shore-ah
Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli
Amar'e Stoudemire and Arthur Fonzerelli

The NBA features two Jewish players: Israeli Omri Casspi of the Sacramento Kings and Jordan Farmar of the New Jersey Nets. When Farmar joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006, he became the NBA's first Jewish player since Danny Schayes -- son of Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes -- retired in 1999. And since Amar'e is officially in the club now thanks to slick audio editing, that makes three current Jewish NBA players.
Category: NBA

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2010 10:20 am

The Chanukah song changed for Amar'e

Funny, but how does the writer know there are only 2 Jewish NBA players?  There certainly could be some who's name doesn't indicate their religion and maybe they don't go around advertising their religion to the public. 

Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2010 1:00 am

The Chanukah song changed for Amar'e

omg that was the most creative thing ever.

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