You know on second thought I'm not going to wait for anyone to sound off becuase I wouldnt want anyone thinking I need a co-sign before giving my opinion.
I have supported bringing Steph back all summer long. I think that he is as good a fit for Dantoni's offense there is. I certainly think that he is better than Duhon,Mardy, or Robertson. But this interview pisses me off and shows that he has the same old attitude that has made him a pain to his teamates and coaches his whole career.
Why is he calling Mike Dantoni out? Hasnt he learned by now that this is exactly the sought of thing that has caused him to clash with previous coaches. And doesnt he realize that the "they" he is refering to when he says "they are going to give me all my money" is referring to his new GM. Donnie Walsh did the classy thing in telling ESPN (not just a local paper) that he has every intention of bringing Steph into camp when it was speculated he was going to bought out. He has said that Steph has done everything that he asked him to do, and has stated all Summer that Steph has a clean slate! Now even if Steph thought for sure he is getting cut, why can't he give his typical "No Comment" response on this subject. I can't say that I wouldnt take a penny less if I were him either, but, doesnt he realize that telling everyone paper about it is an insult to his team! News flash Steph to truley "earn" your money it means you do whatever to help your team win, so if it is coming off the bench then so be it!
Look Marbaury supporters take off your "Team Marbaury" hats and imagine if this was any other player, and how disrespectful he sounds towards our team, new GM, and Coach (the latter two have said nothing but good things about him thus far). You know what Steph in shape is an NBA All Star for sure, but I'm as a Knick Fan am tired of it all and he can go be an All Star somewhere else!
It's Steph being Steph. I'm tired of his antics. He's been saying he just wants to win and will do whatever it takes for many years now. In the end, it's all about him, never the team. That's been the biggest complaint about Steph since the beginning. He says he's changed, and then pulls the same crap every year.
He's crazy to think he deserves every penny of his contract. He hasn't earned it. He's the second highest paid player in the league and has nothing to show for it.
Get ready for another year of drama. Steph scowling on the bench because D'Antoni's benched him for not playing team ball. Zach throwing hissy fits because D'Antoni's benched him for not playing team ball. When are people going to learn. Stats and talent aren't everything. We will be a better team when these two cancers are gone.
I dont blame him at all. Rondos nothing great but he is the starting point guard of a championship team. And after like a week of marbury embarrassing rondo in practice he would be starting for the smelltics anyways. Why would marbury come off the bench? So Chris duhon or nate robinson could start? SMH and the lakers should bench kobe and start trevor ariza
I think its great to see Starbury sticking up for himself, not willing to take anything less then he earned. Hes not the who gave himself that contract, and he didnt make the trade to get himself on the knicks. Hes from coney island, where he grew up poor. The more money he makes the more he can help the community, which is called a positive correlation.
Starbury will single handedly bring us to the playoffs this year, cant wait to watch him dominate.
About him not starting....he said he wants his ashes spread over MSG and he loves our team, then he needs to do whatever needs to be done to help us out. He says the focus needs to be on turning us back into a playoff team, again if he really means that then he would consider doing whatever is asked of him to get that done! Really what he is saying is that he will play backup to give Boston another shot at the Title, but, will not do the same for The Knicks! Sorry I have a real problem with that!
MSG you made a great point when you said that Steph has the skill to lead a team to the playoffs single handed, but he doesnt have the attitude of a leader as shown by this interview. When it was speculated that Houston was going to be bought out did he hit the papers talking about he wants all his money?
Now you know your point about Kobe and Ariza is exxagerated! Again the fact remains if Mike Dantoni wants him to play backup then he should do it! End of story. John Starks was a more established player than Houston and certainley had a legacy with The Knicks, but when he was asked to move to bench he did it for the good of the team.
I was up for him being a Knick this year (I have made a couple of Threads supporting this) but his attitude still hasnt changed and really he can take his 20 million and ride The Celtic bandwagon to a NBA Title
You really need to shut the **** up and stop taking everything out of its content.
Marbury in his 15 minute interview said if he leaves NY, he would be interested in playing for a championship team.
Is he wrong for saying that?
Get off his dick...Marbury won't be apart of the Knicks future.
It gets played out and straight up annoying when you guys constantly bitch and moan of Stephon's action being outrageous when they're really minor things.
Marbury is the best guard on this team...we won't really be any better without him; plus the fact he's in amazing shape and is an expiring contract just has too much value to let go so easily.
Stephon Marbury wouldn't play Uncle Tom for the Post reporter?
He refused to denounce Hugo Chavez, Evo Morales, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Cynthia McKinney. He even questioned the bailout of Wall Street fat-cats?
Now he's going to have to leave the nice warm house, and go back out to the fields, where he belongs.
Why can't he just be happy, and say the right things?