He says all he has to do is, “get free,” and once that happens, then “people will be shocked.”
Just when you thought you’ve seen or heard it all in sports, defunct New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury certainly held true to his prediction-the moment he was making it.
Actually, I’d be more shocked if he didn’t “get free” seats for last night’s game.
Marbury didn’t conduct his recent public interview with reporters while dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, handing out gifts to those in need in Manhattan. Instead he gift wrapped an early holiday present of a made-to-order headliner to the media when he decided to watch the Knicks vs. Lakers game as a spectator.
Yes, he bought his own ticket…for a game in Los Angeles.
I’m going against my principles. I haven’t even ripped Barry Bonds yet. But I can’t stomach this guy any longer, so I’m going to go ahead and insult the Coney Island native: If an X-ray of Marbury’s cranium was somehow made available to the public, it’s very possible we would see nothing but a housefly in there.
“All I’ve got to do is get free,” Marbury said at halftime of a Laker victory. “Once I get free, the team I’m going to go to, I think a lot of people will be shocked. All the people that say nobody wants me on their team… I’m all of these different things…Frank Isola said I’m a cancer … I’m doing my thing though.”
Frank Isola, one of the most respected NBA writers out there, just happened to be the first guy to publicly state what everyone else already knew. After last night, you officially went from “cancer” to “brain-dead stalker.”
The whereabouts of Marbury’s near playing future is as up in the air now as it will ever be. Would an NBA GM (not named Pat Riley) really be crazy enough to think the former All-Star could really give his team the boost it needs to win a championship, let alone sell tickets?
The first guy I would pay to watch in this league, believe it or not, is Chris Paul (with LeBron and Kobe right behind, of course). Hypothetically speaking, if I lived in New Orleans, and the Hornets were to pick up Marbury, I wouldn’t pay a dime to watch the team play. In fact, I wouldn’t even go for free.
I can’t support a team that supports this guy. I’m even having trouble supporting a league that does.
This is the United States of America, where grown men usually get TWO chances. How many will this degenerate receive, or better yet, how many does he deserve?
Thanks to Wikipedia.com, here is a Marbury list of notable transgressions:
*1998: Marbury fell out with Timberwolves management stemming from a dispute with coaches about his role in the offense, and his agent David Falk demanded a trade during the lockout-shortened 1999 season.
*Towards the end of the 2005-2006 season, the Knicks’ poor performance combined with Marbury’s public spats with then head coach Larry Brown led to a severe decline in Marbury’s popularity, with Frank Isola and Michael O’Keefe of the New York Daily News stating that Marbury is “the most reviled athlete in New York.”
*There were reports that Marbury and Thomas actually came to blows on the team plane, and that Marbury threatened to blackmail Thomas for taking him out of the starting lineup—both in the presence of Knick teammates.
*Marbury, a married father, testified that he had sex with the intern in his truck after a group outing to a strip club in 2005.
*Playoff series won by teams with Stephon Marbury on roster: 0.
Maybe you should concentrate on selling cheap shoes, Starbury.