No doubt he's a head case, no doubt he folded under new york pressure...but his coach GM was a moron...Isiah makes a huge deal for him, Knowing he's talented and needs the ball, then takes the ball from him, while promoting a back up shooting guard, like jamaal crawford as #1 option, then media blamming Marbury for their performance.
Marbury never had a chance to be marbury under Isiah. By the time he was free of him, he was older, more crazy and already hated in NY...he needed out.
Don't get me wrong, he's was no angel...was not my favorite player. I am not a huge fan...But i do realize and had realized on that team he was the best player and his coach, ran the offense through mediocre combo guard J.Crawford. who as a number 1 option I despised and always stated it. I used to say he's a good back up, maybe 3rd option...which if you look at his successful years...Crawford spent coming off the bench as a great 6th man. playing 3rd option to two proven scorers.
Meanwhile Isiah had marbury and didn't use him right...didn't play him to his strengths. That said I was happy to see him go, when he left.
Funny that someone would bump this thread just when Marbury made an appearance on Real Sports talking about his fathers death and his failing Starbury sneakers and having thoughts of committing suicide at the time. Glad he's found some peace and glory over in China but I never liked him as a player or a person.
i would've thought this thread was closed, but Starbury's always doing something to keep his name in the news. maybe if he wasn't so damn depressed and thinking about himself all the time, he wouldn't be attracting such sh*tty things in his life. that being said, i really liked him and wanted to see him excel during his time with the Knicks, and was really pissed when D'amntoni sat him in his d'amn doghouse when he still had game.
i wish him all the best in China.