Amar'e Stoudemire: 'The Knicks Are Back'

While any new deals in the NBA cannot be officially announced until July 8, the Knicks are wasting little time making public their five-year, $100 million deal with free agent Amar'e Stoudemire

Already, he is appearing on the marquee of Madison Square Garden, in a Knicks' uniform, no less -- via Howard Beck's Twitter -- a move that the PR department is quickly claiming was just to welcome him to New York for Monday's meeting with the team.

Then Stoudemire put on a Knicks hat and exclaimed, "The Knicks are back." Really.

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How this is legal per NBA rules I'm not sure, but it leaves little doubt about where Stoudemire is signing this offseason.

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