03
Dec
08

Hit The Road, Marbury

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First things first, I am a New York Knicks fan. Actually, excluding the Giants, Jets, and Mets, I am a New York sports fan. There’s something about the atmosphere, the fans, the history, the culture, that captures exactly what I look for in sports teams. But I am troubled with my beloved Knicks. Not in their play lately, a record of 8-9 is actually a positive note for us, but in the way one player is handling his season and his career: Stephon Marbury.

Let me be the first, and certainly not the last, Knicks fan to say “Marbury, please take a seat. Not on our bench and not in our locker room. At home.”

Marbury has not played a minute of basketball this season and probably will not; at least for the Knicks. The two-time all-star and career 20 ppg and 8 apg is poison to our organization. He is a drama queen. He is a disgrace. Marbury is getting paid $19.2 million this season and is guaranteed another $21.2 million next season, but still has no desire to dribble a ball.

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Teammate Quentin Richardson has publicly ripped Marbury for not playing and betraying his teammates. But why is Richardson the only one speaking up? Where is the GM? Where is the coach? Where are the rest of his teammates? When a player like Marbury is in the picture, he is distracting the players from their common goal; to win games.

The Knicks announced Friday they have suspended Marbury for one game and fined him $400,000. But that is too little, too late. They should have suspended him weeks ago, without pay. They should have cut him or traded him. There is no place in the great legacy that the New York Knicks stand for for a player with Marbury’s attitude. Coach Mike D’Antoni has repeatedly asked Marbury to play. Marbury has repeatedly refused to do so.

To any kid playing basketball in highschool or middle school, in parks across the nation, in college or the pros; Do not look up to this man. He is a disgrace to himself, his teammates, his organization, and on basketball itself.

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A. Martin

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1 Response to “Hit The Road, Marbury”


  1. December 3, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Hit the road, Steph, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more… 🙂


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