Well, I remembered them and after reading some of the threads here this afternoon I decided to bring it up.
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''They still need a point guard,'' Marbury said after the two Knick playmakers forced him into his worst performance as a Net. ''They'll never win a championship with those two guys. Never, ever, never. Never continuous to eternity, decimal, decimal, decimal. They might not even make the playoffs"
That matchup came while the Knicks were still hopeful of making Marbury, a Brooklyn native who grew up dreaming of playing for his hometown team, a part of their franchise. And Marbury, aware that he was coveted by the Knicks, used Ward's surprising performance as an opportunity to knock him.
''If he can play like that every night, you all won't need a point guard,'' Marbury said, before turning the knife. ''But what are the chances?''
Because Ward and Childs split time, they essentially consider themselves one point guard. So Childs, the backup, took umbrage with Marbury's comment and today used it as fuel to play a brilliant defensive game that had the Nets' star looking frustrated.
''We took offense at that, saying that we needed a point guard,'' Childs said after today's game. ''We wanted to come out and prove that two point guards can get the job done defensively as well as offensively.''
When asked if the Knicks could win a title with him, he answered as expected. ''What do you think?'' Marbury asked reporters. ''What's my numbers and what's their numbers. That's my response.''
Marbury entered the game averaging 20.1 points, 8.3 assists and 3.4 turnovers, compared with Childs's and Ward's combined average of 15.6 points, 9.4 assists and 4.8 turnovers.
That is not enough production for the Knicks, according to Marbury. ''They're not the guards that you need to win a championship,'' he reiterated. ''It's just not going to happen.''
It's unfortunate that he's always opened his mouth way too soon...
I like Steph and I played ball with one of his cousins in my neighborhood (bball must run in the fam; as well as running the mouth too soon). but no matter how much we like him, I think this is a big year for him and IT the most. Hopefully he's really found himself/jesus and he can settle down and ball... + they shouldnt really let him speak to the media too much. he practiced balling his whole life not English.
lets not forget Patrick used to run his mouth a lot too. I was one that while I loved Patrick and I practiced his fadeaway to death; he needed to be fitted for a muzzle as well