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I wouldn't want to play in that system,'' Marbury told The Post. "That system can't win championships. You can't win championships if you don't talk about defense. In Boston, the coaches even play defense.''
Marbury said he believes being exiled for four months "mentally damaged'' him and effected his Boston performance.
"I knew it wasn't about money,'' Marbury said of his exile.
"They spent 3 million on a 29th pick. They could've given $3 million to Anucha (Browne-Sanders). I knew it was personal. It's about ego and power. I've never been so happy to be out of someplace. The way I was treated, lied to, grown men doing this that have stature.'' "When Larry Brown saw me in Charlotte when we played them, he said, 'It looks like you died and went to heaven,''' Marbury added. "I told him, now I know what you went through.''
You know when I read this I was going to let it go, I said it would only start another thread fight. But, come on now! It is clear he doesnt want the Knicks to succeed anymore than "Hatebaurys" wanted to see him get a ring (or even out the first round) with Boston!
First off, someone tell this idiot Donnie Walsh couldve held on to his contract and not buy him out at all last season preventing from being in a championship caliber team.
Someone tell him it wasnt personal, but, Donnie had to explore trade options before releasing a 20 million dollar expiring contract! Why would Donnie Walsh have such a strong grudge against him, he has never said one bad word about him!
Now, when he first joined Dantoni's system he talked about how great it was and how and how it favored his style of play, now he (a player who has never won a championship) is talking about how you can't win a title playing for Dantoni and how bad it is.
Someone tell him that being told you look like you died and went to heaven is a compliment, not an insult! Oh yeah, wasnt Larry Brown the original king of mind games in his eyes?
Someone explain to him that the millions given to Anucha was in part for his treatment of her! not to mention what the hell does that have to do with Donnie Walsh and Mike Dantoni?
And now he is "mentally damaged" by the whole thing and it affected his play, sounds like an excuse to me! How about a more logical one, "My poor play was a result of me missing most of the season and I not being physically (not mentally) ready to contribute" News Flash Steph, you also need to be mentally tough to win a Championship, if a drawn out contract negotiation was all it took to break you, then......
Bottom line, he is fearful the Knicks will be better without him and is holding spite like a broken hearted ex-girlfriend. Get over it, you have a chance to get a ring, go get it! Leave us alone.
Sorry in advance if this starts another "Starbaury War", but really even "Team Starbaury" should be a little bothered by this one!