AIN’T GONNA WORK ON SATURDAY: Amar’e Yehoshafat Stoudemire Granted Off from Nets for Shabbos

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Amar’e Yehoshafat Stoudemire, the former NBA star-turned-ger tzedek, is settling into his new job as an assistant player development coach for the Brooklyn Nets. One fact that is helping him get comfortable, JTA reports: The team is not forcing him to work on Shabbos, boruch Hashem.

The Nets received his Shabbos request and were working through how to deal with it.

This week, Marc Stein of The New York Times reported that the has agreed to Stoudemire’s ask. “[T]he Nets are granting Shabbat off to Stoudemire every week — Friday sundown through Saturday sundown,” Stein wrote.



  1. B”H. I hope he’s matzliach. Go out and make a Kiddush Hashem.
    The Nets are a much improved team with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, & recently acquired James (lazy most of the time) Harden. Yehoshafat is smart for going to a team which is on the rise.


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