By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
NBA’den sonra geçtiğimiz sezonu Hapoel Jerusalem’de geçiren ve İsrail Ligi’nde şampiyonluğa ulaşan Stoudemire basketbola devam etmeme kararı aldı.
Instagram adresinde emeklilik kararını açıklayan Stoudemire, „Takımda bir sezon daha oynamak isterdim ancak koç, yönetim ve ben, gelecek sezon takıma daha fazla katkı yapmamı sağlayacak bir yol bulamadık. Artık hissedar pozisyona geri dönmeli ve bu takımı daha da iyi hale getirmek için yardımcı olmalıyım “ ifadelerini kullandı.
34 yaşındaki Amare, NBA Draft 2002’de 9. sıradan seçilirken, NBA’de Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks ve Miami Heat forması giydi. 8 kere efsane olan yoldız oyuncusu, 2003’te yılın çaylağı seçilirken, 2007’de yılın takımına seçildi.
Thank you @_winner_league @thejerusalem_post @sport_5 @jerusalembasket „When I decided last summer to retire from the NBA and join Hapoel Jerusalem, my intentions were to help this team, from this holy city win my first championship with the team and the second championship in franchise history. I am extremely proud that not only did we meet that goal, but that this achievement, capped arguably the best season this team has ever had. Reaching all three local finals, of which we won two, along with a eurocup semifinals appearance, personally winning the All Star Game MVP Award ? and coming to within one game of the finals, made it a truly remarkable season. I am extremely proud that not only did we meet that goal, but that this achievement, capped arguably the best season this team has ever had. It has been a great ride for myself and my family. We enjoyed the city, it’s people, the holy places ? and of course Hapoel fans?. Although I would have liked to return for another season, the team, coach and I could not find a role that I felt would allow me to meaningfully contribute in the way I have always been accustomed to play I feel it is my time now, to return to the shareholder’s position and help make this team even better. I would like to thank Hapoel Jerusalem president. Ori Allon, and the entire Hapoel Jerusalem organization for giving me the opportunity to retire as a champion ?and doing it in the holiest of cities made even more special. I wish my teammates, friends and fans another great season. Yalla Hapoel!!“ #kingdombusiness #shabbtshalom