I know there's 563289562398 threads about Marbury already but I had to voice my opinion somewhere.
Stephon Marbury is entitled to his full 21.9 million dollars on his contract only if he plays or is cooperative with the Coach and the NYK organization.
He talks a lot about what if I promised you a $100 and I only give you back $90. But what he doesn't realize is regardless of the contract you signed, you have not earned a dime if you haven't contributed what was expected of you written on the contract.
Marbury has clearly voided his contract not just this season but prior seasons ago. So is he due the full amount if they try to buy him out? No.
Is it his fault? Partially. D'Antoni didn't bench him for no reason folks. He got benched because he lost faith and feuded with his own teammates. Mike didn't want a hostile team at season's start.
I mean, I personally love Marbury's game but basketball is a team sport. And if you can't play with your own teammates that to me tells me that you are uncooperative and thus voided your contract due to breach of terms. In that sense, he earned his benching.
Side note here, what's up with Marbury rocking the red and black Starbury shirt. Is he hinting at a possible Miami Heat stint?