You should title this the we love Marbury thread. Now everybody can we hold hands and sing 'We Are the World'?
Factually I thought brining in Marbury was a great idea to bring some energy and excitement to NY. I didn't believe all the things that were said about Marbury, that he was selfish and could not lead a team into the play offs. All that stuff was Larry Brown's fault right? I mean he wanted Steph to pass so he passed and took less shots. That's all ancient history. Starks said it best, the season ended when Marbury took the plane ride back to NY and abandoned his team. Then gets this surgery which by the way is total bull****. The surgery could have waited. I agree Marbury is slightly being used as a scapegoat but that doesn't take away from the fact that he left his team, twice. He has no place at the garden. Throwing a towel over your head when we're losing does nothing to encourage the team.
What it all boils down to is Thomas' bull**** is better than Mabury's. You gotta give it to him, after the Randolph/Curry front court disaster he sells this 'If Marbury didn't abandon us we'd make the playoffs' crap to Dolan and he bought it! Next season will be Thomas' last to prove that he is not completely useless. This is a lifeline from Dolan so Thomas can still get a job once he is let go. For the record, I don't think Thomas is a bad coach. Clearly he's a horrible GM but he at least had the respect of his players and they all seemed to want to win for him, at least last season. All the Isiahsexual, Marbury groupie stuff a side, with the right GM we could be a play off team next season.