Best Jewish Athlete - 2010
Dynamic power forward Amar'e Stoudemire wasn't wooed by the Knicks from the Phoenix Suns because he has Star of David tattoos (which he does), but because he is fierce and can play basketball. Nevertheless, it turns out that Stoudemire's tattoos really do have significance—in a surprise to most to us, he began exploring his own Jewish roots and even has a Jewish mom. Who knew? Coming to a city that already has by far the largest Jewish population in the country (second largest in the world, behind Tel Aviv, and in a state where one out of every 11 residents is a Jew), Stoudemire has made New York City even larger. He is, after all, six-foot-10.