VIDEO: Former Phoenix Suns star Amar'e Stoudemire wins Israeli basketball championship, celebrates

Posted at 4:47 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 20:55:26-04

Just hours after the Golden State Warriors held a parade to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship, former Phoenix Suns five-time All-Star forward Amar'e Stoudemire led a championship celebration of his own roughly 7,500 miles away.

The 34-year-old Stoudemire, who spent the first eight of his 14 NBA seasons with the Suns, led Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. (a team he co-owns) to the 2017 Israeli Basketball Premier League championship on Thursday. Fittingly, Stoudemire's former Suns teammate, Steve Nash, won his first NBA championship three days earlier, as a player development consultant for the Warriors.

After the game, Stoudemire and his team celebrated in front of thousands of fans in Jerusalem.