Has the Starbury era ended in New York? It definitely looks like it right now.
Stephon Marbury left the Knicks on a 6 am flight back home Tuesday. The short handed Knicks lost to the Suns as well 113-102 in Phoenix last night. When he got back he reportedly sent two text messages to the NY Post saying that he had permission to leave from coach Isiah Thomas.
According ESPN, a person close to the team stated that Marbury’s rage began when Eddy Curry told Marbury that he and Marbury were being pulled from the starting lineup against the Suns. After hearing that, Marbury immediately went to meet with Thomas. Five minutes later, an angry Marbury told his teammates that if wasn’t starting, he wasn’t going to play.
“Isiah has to start me,” Marbury fumed, according to the source. “I’ve got so much (stuff) on Isiah and he knows it. He thinks he can (get) me. But I’ll (get) him first. You have no idea what I know.”
Stephon Marbury has traditionally been a loser his entire career. Hes a great player but whenever a team acquires him, they always either start losing or continue losing.
Marbury actually would have some trade value though. According to ESPN reporter, Chris Sheridan, “If you are the owner or the general manager of a team looking to rebuild, one of the best assets you can have is a contract worth $21.1 million coming off your salary cap in the summer of 2009 when there will be a bumper crop of free agents that could include many of the players from the 2004 draft class who did not agree to contract extensions prior to the Oct. 31 deadline, including Andre Iguodala, Emeka Okafor, Luol Deng and Ben Gordon.”
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