Knicks won't bother trying to play Steph again
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#1 Nov 23, 2008
I can't get comfortable taking any adult male seriously who calls himself "Donnie". This entire mess shares a common thread with earlier debacles involving Chris Webber as a rookie being publicly humiliated by coach Don Nelson, PJ Carlissimo getting throttled by Latrell Spreewell . For what reason? Because those coaches felt it was quite OK to humiliate and degrade a player in front of others. Regardless of whatever he may have done in the past, Marbury deserves to be treated with dignity, not humiliated daily. The Knicks will not get James and Walsh will not achieve his goals because the players know that White men who treat Black men with such disdain are not worth associating with.
#2 Nov 23, 2008
Barton geo: Puh-leeze. You might have noticed that not all the black men in the NBA are treated that way - only the ones who destroy team chemistry, act like prima donnas, and who generally act like the rules don't apply to them. Ask the other 14 guys on the Knicks' roster if they think Donnie Walsh is a racist - or if they think Marbury is a jerk. I bet more the latter total would be much higher.
#3 Nov 23, 2008
The other Knicks players made their feelings about Marbury quite clear last year when they voted for him not to start after his temper-tantrum and disappearance. Getting rid of Marbury is long overdue, but there is no need to rush. Walsh should do what is right for the team.
#4 Nov 23, 2008
I heard D'Antoni's interview after MArbury refused to play. He calmly explained that when they inactivated him, they didn't want to embarrass him by keeping him on the active roster and not playing him more than a few minutes per game. With Crawford gone, they offered him the chance to play 30-35 minutes a game. Marbury refused.
I think for any kid who ever bounced a ball with dreams of playing in the NBA, who played in the rain, shoveled snow off courts just to play in the freezinf cold with a wet ball, getting the chance to play in the NBA under any circumstance would be something they would do without hesitation. Marbury is a knucklehead who will never get it. His next stop might not even be in the NBA, although someone will likely try to resurrect him.
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