Tamir Goodman, who Sports Illustrated once called “the Jewish Jordan,” has launched an athletic tzitzit shirt called Sport Strings, which he describes as “revolutionary.”
Goodman, who retired from basketball in 2009 following injuries and now spends his time in business and Jewish activism, announced the “Sport Strings Tzitzit” at the OK Kosher Certification’s 13th annual international Mashgiach Conference.
The Sport Strings Tzitzit garment boasts a number of unique attributes including “anti-odor” and “physique enhancing.” Tamir says the design is meant primarily for athletic use, but adds that the exceptional fit makes lends the product appeal for regular use as well.
Tamir Goodman describes Sport Strings as a revolutionary tzitzit garment that features “high-performance properties and a compression fit – offering the wearer ultimate comfort and style for sports and everyday wear.”
Sport Strings Prices
Prices for Sport Strings Tzitzit range from $40 to $47, not including shipping.
In Israel another startup company that targets the religious athletic market, Epops, has teamed up with Mishkan Hatchelet to produce a similar product, a sports t-shirt with tzitzit. It is priced lower, but is not widely available outside of Israel.
According to his website, Tamir Goodman “became the first observant Jew in recent history to reach the highest levels of his sport while adhering to his religious observance.” Tamir was rated among the 25 top high school players in the U.S. and went on to play Division I basketball without playing on Shabbat. Later he was recruited by Maccabi Tel Aviv.
He served in the IDF and has coached over 25,000 kids at his basketball clinics and camps in the U.S., Canada and Israel.