Knicks, Marbury have cooling off period

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The impasse between the Knicks and Stephon Marbury in talks to buy out his contract likely will carry into next week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

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DBB

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Dec 3, 2008
 
so you have someone signed to a guaranteeed contract and your
strategy is to: 1) reject his offer to accept $1million less; 2) not play him all season, 3) embarass him to orchestrate a reaction so you can suspend him without pay and then 4) offer $3 mil. less?!! and then get offended when he doesn't accept it?. Marbury may be a self-centered player (as ALL professional players are) but he's not stupid..... and he doesn't care that the court 'public opniion' thinks he should accept less than what he is owed.
Marcos

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Dec 3, 2008
 
World to Marbury,

I know the concept may be foreign to you as a self-proclaimed "star player" and best point guard in basketball, since you may be used to having everyone simply acquiesce to your demands in the past, but the rest of the planet has this concept and understanding of a thing called negotiations. All the more reason for you to have an agent representing you. If you don't like doing what the rest of the world has to do then by all means take your money, STFU, and sit out the entire season. That is certainly well within your rights. Conversely, it is also the Knicks' right to either use or not use you as an employee however they see fit. That includes not buying you out at the full amount. Why should the organization allow you to play against it for another team, another employer, while the Knicks are basically footing the entire bill? You want to talk about insults? Your offer to take $1 million less was a joke - an insult to everyone's intelligence.
NYStateOfMind

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Dec 3, 2008
 
DBB wrote:
so you have someone signed to a guaranteeed contract and your
strategy is to: 1) reject his offer to accept $1million less; 2) not play him all season, 3) embarass him to orchestrate a reaction so you can suspend him without pay and then 4) offer $3 mil. less?!! and then get offended when he doesn't accept it?. Marbury may be a self-centered player (as ALL professional players are) but he's not stupid..... and he doesn't care that the court 'public opniion' thinks he should accept less than what he is owed.
Couldn't agree more...

With the NBAPA representing his best interests (and theirs as well), there's no reason why Marbury should be concerned. Miami, Dallas, and San Antonio have expressed serious interest in signing Marbury to the league's veteran minimum of, what a coincidence,$1 million...

It's time for Jim(my Dough Boy) Dolan to tell Walsh to cut him loose...
Cosmo

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Dec 4, 2008
 
The Knicks areowned by Cablevison, whih also owns Alan Hahn.....just bloggin

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