Stephon Marbury – New York Post Exclusive

You didn’t think Stephon Marbury would leave New York without talking trash, did you? He loves drama and probably thinks that any publicity is good publicity…it’s not.

Here is the link to the article and I recommend reading it (it’s pretty short anyway, so even if you don’t like it, you won’t waste much time), but in case you are as lazy as I am, here are the best quotes:

  • “I sat there for three weeks and didn’t say one word. I didn’t hear one of my teammates say, ‘Why isn’t Stephon Marbury playing? This is a good system for him, even to play with the second unit to bring more firepower.’
  • “When things got bad and then worse, guys like Quentin Richardson say, ‘I don’t consider him a teammate. He let his teammates out to dry.‘ He didn’t care I was his teammate when I was banished. They left me out for dead. It’s like we’re in a foxhole and I’m facing the other way. If I got shot in the head, at least you want to get shot by the enemy. I got shot in the head by my own guys in my foxhole. And they didn’t even give me an honorable death.
  • “He suspended me without hearing both sides,” Marbury said. “That wasn’t fair. He took it upon himself to fine me without even speaking to me.”
  • “He said he spoke to my coach and my coach has no reason to lie to me – he hasn’t lied to me yet,” Marbury said, quoting Walsh.” I said, ‘He’s lied to you now.
  • “Mike gave the option to play,” Marbury said. “He couldn’t come to me man to man and say you have to play. It was an option.”- Comment: Dude, are you serious?
  • “Mike had no intentions of me playing basketball here,” Marbury said. “He gave me straight disrespect. It was beyond disrespect. He put in (Danilo) Gallinari, whose back is messed up and [who] didn’t participate at all in training camp ahead of me [in the opener]. . . . That’s saying I’m letting you have it right now. He was sticking it to me.”
  • “He knew I was in my contract year and did everything they asked me to do,” Marbury said. “He’s not trying to help me. He was trying to hurt me.” – Comment: Everything they asked you to do? Uhm…certainly not.


Nobody of us knows what happens behind clsoed doors, but we all believe that Starbury is the villain (because D’Antoni is such a nice guy…he knows Steve Nash so he has to be, right? /sarcasm), but now we don’t have to believe it…he is talking crazy. I’d love to see a Starbury comeback, but I wouldn’t take a gamble on this guy as my starting point guard. You can’t be that desperate…

Links: NY PostESPN


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