Omri Casspi

Ex-NBA All-Star Stoudemire opens new chapter in Israel

Recently retired NBA All-Star Amare Stoudemire insists he has plenty of basketball left in him.

Arriving in what he called "my favorite city in the world" for a new chapter as a player for Hapoel Jerusalem, Stoudemire says he came to Israel to win — and to continue a spiritual journal to trace his Hebrew roots.

Hosting some 140 Jewish and Arab kids at his basketball peace camp on Monday, Stoudemire said he didn't come to the Holy Land just for "fun" but to pursue the championship that eluded him during his 14-year NBA career.

He said he had offers to keep playing from at least three NBA teams — which he didn't name — but since...