Guess who’s taller: Amare Stoudemire or the Israeli president?

Sebastian Scheiner / AP

Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks poses for a photo with Israel's President Shimon Peres during their meeting at the president's residence in Jerusalem on Thursday.

Peres invited Stoudemire, who says he has "Hebrew roots," to play for the country's national basketball team.

-- The Associated Press