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    I was wondering why D'antoni didn't play Steph since they were so shorthanded. Thought it was D'ants decision but turns out Steph was offered 35 minutes today, he refused to play. What an ass, just wants to
    sit on his ass and make that big money. Starbury sux, don't know what the guys that are all over his nuts see in him, he's the ultimate prima donna.

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    CONFIRMED. Marbury and the Knicks have no relationship at all. Time to stop bring his name up on this site fellas. That's coming from Mr. Marbury himself

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    I don't blame Marbury for not playing. He has no security with this team. The Knicks are dying to get rid of him. Why should he play where he's not wanted? If Mike D'Antoni really wanted Marbury to play, he would have let him play at the start of the season. Marbury had the right attitute, coming into this season. He was even willing to play behind Chris Duhon, and D'Antoni still refused to play him. Now D'Antoni has to figure out how he's going to win with this horrible lineup of scrubs.

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    SO Marbury isnt that dumb i guess...why play for an organization that dosnt want you. if i was him i would have went on the coart and threw the ball in the stands. Good for STEPH

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    I don't blame Marbury for not playing. He has no security with this team. The Knicks are dying to get rid of him. Why should he play where he's not wanted? If Mike D'Antoni really wanted Marbury to play, he would have let him play at the start of the season. Marbury had the right attitute, coming into this season. He was even willing to play behind Chris Duhon, and D'Antoni still refused to play him.
    he plays because its his job and he's making 20m and he's playing for his next contract and team. How do you think the other 29 GMs are going to feel about him. Typical of his fan club to say he was right.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    he plays because its his job and he's making 20m and he's playing for his next contract and team. How do you think the other 29 GMs are going to feel about him. Typical of his fan club to say he was right.
    Marbury was right, and you know it. You could say it's his job all you want, but you know very well that Marbury was very cooperative with D'Antoni, in the preseason. Even though he was playing behind that scrub, Duhorne, he didn't complain and he just kept playing. But D'Antoni decided Marbury wasn't in his plans, so he put him on the inactive list.

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    if you agree with DAntoni benching Marbury from the outset, then you have to agree with Steph not wanting to play. I mean, you cant come now and bash Steph for not wanting to play, its contradictory.

    Thing is, DAntoni had to dress Marbury and cause he knows how **** goes down, he told Steph he could play. But this was obviously a courtesy cause of the situation (and there's anoher game tomorrow). Deep down DAntoni didnt want Steph to say yes. And Steph knows it and just wasnt gonna go in there and feed the drama. Cause if he did play and did good, then we'd start to argue about how he helps this team. If he didnt play good, then wed still argue. If he didnt play, we are arguing anyway.

    ****k this ****. I agree with the Knicks moving beyond Steph cause I agree with handing this team over to the young guys until we get to the summer of 2010. So I agree with Steph not wanting to play with a team which he's no longer regardless of the slow crawl for the paperwork to get done.

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    Technically, he should be fined for refusing to play...From a contractual standpoint.

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    Originally Posted by TunerAddict
    Technically, he should be fined for refusing to play...From a contractual standpoint.
    Are you mad that the Knicks traded Mardy Collins, Tuneraddict?

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    Marbury was right, and you know it. You could say it's his job all you want, but you know very well that Marbury was very cooperative with D'Antoni, in the preseason. Even though he was playing behind that scrub, Duhorne, he didn't complain and he just kept playing. But D'Antoni decided Marbury wasn't in his plans, so he put him on the inactive list.

    abcd jus shut up. this it s knicks forum not a marbury forum. it s there anything wrong in your oppinion that marbury can ever do? i think he look like jesus to you. dantoni said he dont want to play marbury garbage time but if a situation arise that he can give him substantial time he will play him. so tonight he offered him 30-35 min and marbury did what he does best. so althogh i like him talent wise i'll say fk him send him home for good.
    before i wanted knicks to give him a buyout so he can play somewhere else but after tonight i think he dont want to play.so let him sit for a year and he will play in italy next year.

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    Originally Posted by TunerAddict
    Technically, he should be fined for refusing to play...From a contractual standpoint.
    good point about the contract. Starbury pulls that contract sh!! all the time when he says he won't take a cent less than the Knicks owe him in a buyout. D'ants won't press the issue, the new guys will be here in a few days.

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    I like that decision by Marbs...i gained more respect for him after today...when the Knicks were playing with full rosters everyday and left him hanging and did him like Jerome James and D'Antoni refused to play him...now under these conditions when they need him he simply said no i dont wanna play...i see that as the best way to get back at them he said **** you suck my dick and watched them get mercilessly beaten-although that loss pissed me off-

    this definetly ends his knick career were gotta move on now.

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    So you gained respect for a guy that bailed on his teammates. He can hate D'Antoni and he can hate Walsh but he bailed on his teammates. He left hes teammates high and dry to playing with only 7 players. I guess thats how he proves once and for all hes a bad teammate.

    Also this really makes his free agency value sky rocket after hearing this nonsense do you really think any team is going to touch him.

    And honestly what can this guy do to make you not like him. He gets paid 40 million dollars and hes a changed man whose done all the right things yet he refuses to play. This guy can just do no wrong to you people huh.

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    If you listened to the press conference D'Antoni said he had 30 to 35 minutes of time available now that Jamal is gone. He didn't say just for tonight he said period.

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    Originally Posted by tiger0330
    he plays because its his job and he's making 20m and he's playing for his next contract and team. How do you think the other 29 GMs are going to feel about him. Typical of his fan club to say he was right.
    co-sign

    What he couldve accomplished tonight was showing that he can put his ego behind him and help the team that is paying him 20 million. If I'm another GM in the league and Steph plays tonight that would say that he would do whatever for the good of the team he is on, tonight he showed that if things arent going his way, then he shuts down. He states time and time again that he has "earned" every penny owed to him, but refusing to play tonight shows anything but. What Steph has yet to realize in his 10 or so years as a pro is that it is not his job to dictate his own playing time and the number of shots he gets.

    Stop crying Steph your job is to play basketball for the team that pays you, if they want to play you for 48 minutes or once every 48 games, your job is to be ready. Malik hated his playing time situation last year and probably this year too but he was out there tonight.

    Now I ask if you are Steph's Union rep arent you just pulling your hair out about his refusel to play tonight. Steph just gave Donnie Walsh every reason tonight not pay him all his money owed and made his rep's argument for all his money nearly impossible rationalize.

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