If you're a player that had your NBA career cut short by knee problems and a decision to sign a long term deal with a franchise that could render anyone a "has been" then doing whatever the hell it is that Amar'e Stoudemire is doing out in Israel has to be the next best option. If you still have that itch to play professional basketball then why wouldn't you go overseas, buy part of a team, put yourself in the starting lineup, and start trash talking officials that are too damn scared to say anything back to you?
Amar'e Stoudemire is Roger Dorn. Roger Dorn is Amar'e Stoudemire. We are witnessing scenes from the all-too-rare "based on a fictional story" tale of a former All Star's new life. He may not be playing in the most Major of League, but the level of shit he can get away with more than makes up for the difference in competition. Can you imagine how fast he would get tossed if he tried to "correct the vision" of an NBA referee? Instead he's getting a "hey now, be nice" look from an official that he basically just called blind. Is there any doubt he was on the floor for every minute of that game before immediately soaking in the red wine bath (that he had installed in his own personal locker room) and doing a little light Torah reading? Fucking Amar'e Stoudemire. Who could have seen this tranformation coming? From dynamic power forward in one of the most prolific pick-and-roll offenses in basketball history to a rich, Jewish player-owner in the Middle East. If the internet is lucky then this may start a trend.