D'Antoni shows Steph who is boss of Knicks

There are 20 comments on the Oct 30, 2008, Newsday story titled D'Antoni shows Steph who is boss of Knicks. In it, Newsday reports that:

Fifty minutes before tipoff - you could set your watch by it - Stephon Marbury emerged from the tunnel and embarked on his usual pregame shooting routine.

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John

Southampton, NY

#1 Oct 30, 2008
Everyone: http://www.topix.com/forum/source/newsday/TOC ...

Here a lot of readers who post their feelings about Ken Berger and his undeniable Bias.

He hates MArbury and is a unbelievabley a HUGE Marbury hater. Come to this article once and then leave... Dont give his articles the hits that he depends on UNTIL Ken fixes himself up in regard to this issue.

Also... do not trust any of his nameless/undisclosed sources until he redeems himself and improves his professionalism.

BTW... Ours comments REALLY effects him and he really does read them. Do type your comment being assured that he will read it.
Dolan the Dope

Woodbury Heights, NJ

#2 Oct 30, 2008
It is ironic and symbolic that Isiah's two prize acquisitions never left the bench (well, OK, Curry never even made it TO the bench in the second half). What did those players cost the Knicks? I think it was at least 4 expiring contracts and 4 first round picks, including 2 or 3 lottery picks. WOW!!!!

Marbury now has the easiest job in the world. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut. He will get a chance somewhere else because of his talent. The benching is his opportunity to show maturity. In other words, do the opposite of Jeremy Shockey.
BrkmB

Raleigh, NC

#3 Oct 30, 2008
John wrote:
Everyone: http://www.topix.com/forum/source/newsday/TOC ...
Here a lot of readers who post their feelings about Ken Berger and his undeniable Bias.
He hates MArbury and is a unbelievabley a HUGE Marbury hater. Come to this article once and then leave... Dont give his articles the hits that he depends on UNTIL Ken fixes himself up in regard to this issue.
Also... do not trust any of his nameless/undisclosed sources until he redeems himself and improves his professionalism.
BTW... Ours comments REALLY effects him and he really does read them. Do type your comment being assured that he will read it.
News Flash: More than half of New York (maybe the country) hate Marbury. He is an egotistical selfish ahole that has consistently underachieved because he still doesn't understand what team means.
NYStateOfMind

Ridgewood, NY

#4 Oct 30, 2008
Once Steph lost Jimmy (Boy) Dolan's support, he had no place to go but where he is now. Jimmy (Boy) his having enough problems with Cablevision losing market cap value and a buyout of Steph's contract at this time is not economically prudent...

He's best to ride this out until the 1st trading deadline...
ronron

United States

#5 Oct 30, 2008
unless marbury did or said something we do not know about, I think it was wrong, I know steph has done some things in the past that did not sit well, but he came into camp, doing what was asked of him and no causing any trouble, then you wait until openig night to say he does not fit into your plans, someone please tell me how people whom can make any other teams starting line up can come to NY and be the man, it really is time for the games to be over and play basketball, I think it has a lot to do with jamal crying to the coach, not wanting steph there, this is how you start new, basically your doing the same thing zeke did, your just more determine to stick to it, I do not blame steph for not acepting less, when he is the best guard on this team, trust me it will come back to haunt them.
jaysupreme

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Oct 30, 2008
Dantoni is a coward for what he did last night. That was disgraceful and you can read it easily. This was a revenge tactic by Knicks management for Marbury saying he wouldn't accept a buyout. So they figure they'll humiliate him by not playing him. Coward D'Antoni couldn't even look into the cameras like a man and address it last night. What respect I did have for that man, I lost it last night.

It's all good though Steph! Stick to your guns and hurt em in their pocket! Make em pay you the full $21.9 mil and then go play for a real team next year. The win last night was fools gold. They beat a team that was worse than us last year with a rookie coach and a roster full of rookies and STILL ALMOST LOST!!!!! LOL
Knicks won the game

Australia

#7 Oct 30, 2008
D'Antoni knows what he does.
The Knicks just won their season opener - why people complain what he should do differently? Wouldn't Marbury be crazy to complain any more than he now implicitly did?
Curry is not in shapre - does not fit D'Antoni's system. Why the heck he should play?
Marbury has been a poison in the Knicks team chemistry. The most important and first thing any coach needs to do with a new team is to install a winning attitude and start developing team chemistry. If Marbury does not fit in this picture, then why should D'Antoni give him minutes that are more valuable to the players that are part of the future?
Luke

Chicago, IL

#8 Oct 30, 2008
ronron wrote:
unless marbury did or said something we do not know about, I think it was wrong, I know steph has done some things in the past that did not sit well, but he came into camp, doing what was asked of him and no causing any trouble, then you wait until openig night to say he does not fit into your plans, someone please tell me how people whom can make any other teams starting line up can come to NY and be the man, it really is time for the games to be over and play basketball, I think it has a lot to do with jamal crying to the coach, not wanting steph there, this is how you start new, basically your doing the same thing zeke did, your just more determine to stick to it, I do not blame steph for not acepting less, when he is the best guard on this team, trust me it will come back to haunt them.
They said marbury didnt fit in the plans over the summer.It was all that was talked about where have you been ?

When did Crawford cry to the coach ? When did Crawford say he didnt want Steph here ?

STOP making excuses for the man.Everyone knew he would have no role on this team anymore and occurred the moment he walked off that plane last season.

No coach is gonna place his success in the hands of Marbury unless he has absolutely no choice and fortunately for D'antoni he has a choice.
Hammer

Carrollton, TX

#9 Oct 30, 2008
MAjor kudos to D'Antoni. While I think Marbury may have value as a 6th or 7th man, the team must come first. Let's all say a collective prayer that Marbury for once in his life can be a professional, practice hard, stay ready & oh yeah cash that nice check every 2 weeks. Let's Go Knicks!
Home Depot

Greenville, NY

#10 Oct 30, 2008
Marbury was born an embarrassment. To himself. To his family. To Coney Island. To the Big Apple. To the state of New York. To the game of basketball. To the United States.
Take the entire Marbury family and that candy ass, Bassy Telfair, and throw 'em all in the East River. There's never been a Marbury worth his or her weight in spit. And there never will be.
Don't give Marbury a damn thing. He had a 212 area code full of chances. He urinated every single one of 'em away. And we won't even discuss Minnesota, Jersey, and Phoenix.
Park his ass on that bench with Lazy Eddy and don't let either one of 'em move. They'll get their $31 million. That's the stupidity of Dipstick Dolin, Senior and Junior. But don't let 'em touch that floor.
Think about it. Would you sit courtside at 82 NBA games to get checks totaling either $21.9 million or $10 million? Only a damn fool wouldn't.
A damn fool. Or a Marbury. Or a Lazy Eddy.
Pouting about sitting on your ass to get $21.9 million or $10 million. Fools, each and every once of you, grow the hell up.
diehardknickfan

Kenilworth, NJ

#11 Oct 30, 2008
Well deserved.... Marbury did srtate that he will NOT come of the bence.... well ok then just sit there...... I do not feel bad for him in anyway after all the BS he brought to the knicks... I like D'antoni decision making i look forward to seeing where this takes us.
ronron

United States

#12 Oct 30, 2008
Thanks for the correction, but new coach and gm said they would evaulate on there performance from what they see and not what they have heard, coach D, has said steph has done everything asked of him, so you tell me, stop hating the players and hate the game, one question to all you steph haters( CAN YOU REALLY SAY DUHON,CRAWFORD,Q IS BETTER THAN STEPH)I'm speaking about talent, you must admitt the knicks had no direction last year or not much the year before, is it just because of zeke, that steph has to now be the point man for all the knicks problems, new year, new team, they really did not say he did not fit, it was reported by the haters that was said. trust me people I'm not a steph freak or anything, I'm just want the best team we have on the floor and not let petty hatred to spoil what might be a good season.
ronron

United States

#13 Oct 30, 2008
Home Depot wrote:
Marbury was born an embarrassment. To himself. To his family. To Coney Island. To the Big Apple. To the state of New York. To the game of basketball. To the United States.
Take the entire Marbury family and that candy ****, Bassy Telfair, and throw 'em all in the East River. There's never been a Marbury worth his or her weight in spit. And there never will be.
Don't give Marbury a damn thing. He had a 212 area code full of chances. He urinated every single one of 'em away. And we won't even discuss Minnesota, Jersey, and Phoenix.
Park his **** on that bench with Lazy Eddy and don't let either one of 'em move. They'll get their $31 million. That's the stupidity of Dipstick Dolin, Senior and Junior. But don't let 'em touch that floor.
Think about it. Would you sit courtside at 82 NBA games to get checks totaling either $21.9 million or $10 million? Only a damn fool wouldn't.
A damn fool. Or a Marbury. Or a Lazy Eddy.
Pouting about sitting on your **** to get $21.9 million or $10 million. Fools, each and every once of you, grow the hell up.
See this is what I'm talking about it seems as if you have more than baskeball against steph than his ability to playing basketball,that is all I'm sayingthis person has comdemmed his whole family, what do they have to do with the knicks failure to play good basketball?????
D Miz

Falls Church, VA

#14 Oct 30, 2008
I wouldn't call D'Antoni a cowaard, but i do understanding that if you're going to take two people that have been starters pretty much their whole lives, COMPLETELY out of the rotation, just tell them first. Why make it surprise in front of 20 thousand people? Curry was shocked when he heard from the media he's out of the rotation, and Steph had no idea he was getting a DNP-CD last night.
With that said, i barely care about that. This should have seemed obviously to both of these guys. If you recall, last year the Knicks won their first home game against Denver, and we had high hopes. I'm going to wait before having those same hopes, but this time was much more encouraging because of the way they moved the ball around and their hustle. It wasn't just JC going 1 on 5 the whole game.
If you get a chance, please check out my "Live From the Garden" feature from last night: www.breakindownthegame.com
Disgusted

Jersey City, NJ

#15 Oct 30, 2008
The Knicks are looking to play a team game, not a Steph game. When has Steph ever been a team player?
ronron wrote:
Thanks for the correction, but new coach and gm said they would evaulate on there performance from what they see and not what they have heard, coach D, has said steph has done everything asked of him, so you tell me, stop hating the players and hate the game, one question to all you steph haters( CAN YOU REALLY SAY DUHON,CRAWFORD,Q IS BETTER THAN STEPH)I'm speaking about talent, you must admitt the knicks had no direction last year or not much the year before, is it just because of zeke, that steph has to now be the point man for all the knicks problems, new year, new team, they really did not say he did not fit, it was reported by the haters that was said. trust me people I'm not a steph freak or anything, I'm just want the best team we have on the floor and not let petty hatred to spoil what might be a good season.
ronron

United States

#16 Oct 30, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
The Knicks are looking to play a team game, not a Steph game. When has Steph ever been a team player?
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Please STOP using your dislike for the guy as reasoning,please exaimin the facts first, his stats show that he was one of the top assit guys, is it really his fault that he has been on bad teams, understand I'm not saying he is the perfect player or person, but we have to let go of the past, if the coach says he has done what is asked, if your heading in a new direction thats cool(no problem)but if you guys really think what is being done is fair, then I glad I do not include you in my circle of friends, Remember don't hate the player hate the game. because even if you don't want to admitt it there is a game being played that has nothing to do with basketball
venom

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Oct 30, 2008
BrkmB wrote:
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News Flash: More than half of New York (maybe the country) hate Marbury. He is an egotistical selfish ahole that has consistently underachieved because he still doesn't understand what team means.
whose the ahole here? calm down this is just sports.. unless Marbury stole from you or banged your sister (or brother), why the hate?

since you base your opinions on what the media tells you from unamed sources in KNick mangement....

anybody with a clue knows that Crawford's, a career 30% shooter, night was an aberation. That he will have nights when he goes 0-10 to start a game. He was the cause of many 10-15 point 1st quarter deficits last year. the only difference last night was that while he still hits 9-19 the team took more shots. Its one game. And everbody's says that 'messages' were sent by not playing Marbury...

he will be needed to win a game or two this year... I just hope the KNick coach is not influenced by the NY media that is full of itself after a succesful 'Fire Isiah' campaign..

of course if Marbury comes out next week with 'I'm a starter' his butt should be gone..

I still don't see how Mailk ROse was kept over Ewing. If they are 2 years away from contending why keep the 34 year old?
yo rep

Conyers, GA

#18 Oct 30, 2008
I can understand the Steph benching. Trust me i got it. However Me being a fan of the knicks its my right to chant "whatever" i see fit. Including "we want steph". D'Antoni is a big boy i'm sure he can deal with chants from the fans. So NO i dont feel ashamed for chanting we want steph, why wouldnt i want to see 21 million dollars in motion.
Home Depot

Greenville, NY

#19 Oct 30, 2008
ronron,

Like the rest of the Newark Wasteland, you idolize thugs, drugs, and prima donnas. You supply the first two. For the third, you get Stephon Marbury and his worthless, pistol-packing blood, Bassy Telfair.

Give 'em all the money you want. Write all the books about 'em in high school you desire. Buy as much Starbury as you can charge - or steal.

Doesn't change a damn thing.

Marbury's been a loser since his year as a Yellow Jacket and burned bridges in four different NBA cities. Four, if you can count that high, chump. Take off your shoes and socks to handle the higher math. I'll wait.

(Three hours later.)

OK, now put your shoes and socks back on. Mama don't want you to get no cold. We be talking in PHONE-etics from here (sic).

Bassy's resume features only arrests, plea deals, and bong toting. He's buried on the bench in his second NBA city. He belongs not even in the D-League or Europe, but dealing product on a street corner in Camden. Another Marbury. Another bum.

So take another hit. Sell a few more dime bags. And just chill. That be da only way you can make it in the Fantasyland of Marbury Family Basketball.

Since: Jan 07

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#20 Oct 30, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
The Knicks are looking to play a team game, not a Steph game. When has Steph ever been a team player?
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when Steph was signed the KNicks best offensive option was the pick-and-role with DOleac.. we had a 6-10 Power forward in Tim Thomas who only wanted to shoot from outside.
MArbury had to score early and often just to keep the KNicks in games. It's not like he was refusing to past the ball to Bradley and DeB and Reed in the post but thats how the media makes it sound. Once Houston went down we had SHnadon Anderson at SG and he wouldn't take an open 15 foot shot.. either short memories or no memories... maybe you sport writers can research on the internet

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