BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents are eagerly anticipating an end to the first phase of the NBA free agency period when LeBron James chooses a team tonight.

James is expected to go on national television at 9 p.m. to announce his choice from among several teams that have salary cap room to sign him, including the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Knicks also held a news conference today at Madison Square Garden to introduce their newest signing, Amar'e Stoudemire.