Justin Terranova of the New York Post reports:

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Amar’e Stoudemire will wait out the lockout in New York.

The Knicks star put an end to any rumors that he would play basketball in Europe if the NBA’s labor issues persist.

“Europe teams are calling, I think I’m going 2 stay here in the states,” Stoudemire wrote on Twitter on Saturday night. “My loyalty is with the State of New York and the NYK’s. Who’s with me?”

It came a day after Stoudemire hinted at playing in Israel on the social network site.

“Should I go to Israel an play for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout?” Stoudemire asked his Twitter followers on Friday.

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