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.