NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is in Israel on a spiritual quest. In a TV interview with an Israeli sports network, Stoudemire sports a large white yarmulke, speaks a few words of Hebrew, and conditionally commits to fasting on Yom Kippur and avoiding chametz on Pesach.
In the interview, Yaron Talpaz asks, "So I mean, is there a chance you’re Jewish, somehow?"
"I think through history, I think we all are," Stoudemire responds.
Stoudemire’s also a devout Christian, or at least he has been until now. He testified to the influence of Jesus in his life on an Evangelical sports blog run by former NFL coach Tony Dungy.
Check out Stoudemire’s Twitter feed, which is filled with Hebrew expressions and news of his visits to tourist attractions in Israel, which gives the Israeli Tourism Ministry cause for kvelling.