Knicks should end the Stephon Marbury...

Knicks should end the Stephon Marbury saga now

There are 28 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 26, 2008, titled Knicks should end the Stephon Marbury saga now. In it, Newsday reports that:

So here we are again, all set for the story that just won't go away about to rear its ugly head.

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Cosmo

Woodside, NY

#1 Nov 26, 2008
Wow,
Roddrick or could we call you K-berg lite? The same Dolan dictated (we know Cablevision owns Newsday which owns the knicks and Dolan owns it all) rant that we have seen over and over again in what used to be an objective newspaper.

If Marbury was kept around as insurance, this is why he is being paid? Play him or give him his money. This is Dolan and D'Anphoney laughing at the people paying to come to the games and the people turning off their TV's.
tjrover

Spring Valley, NY

#2 Nov 26, 2008
Cosmo wrote:
Wow,
Roddrick or could we call you K-berg lite? The same Dolan dictated (we know Cablevision owns Newsday which owns the knicks and Dolan owns it all) rant that we have seen over and over again in what used to be an objective newspaper.
If Marbury was kept around as insurance, this is why he is being paid? Play him or give him his money. This is Dolan and D'Anphoney laughing at the people paying to come to the games and the people turning off their TV's.
please excuse the knicks and their management for asking marbury to be a team player and put the team ahead of himself for once.
You are a loser

Poughkeepsie, NY

#3 Nov 26, 2008
What the hell was that???? You are so ignorant. Don't even act like if you were in position you wouldn't want all the money you were owed, ESPECIALLY like you said in this economy. I NEVER write in these blogs because it usually doesn't need a response but the way you are B*TCHING is sad. Did you not hear word for word from Steph the day after Friday's incident? He said "I never said no." D'antoni is twisting words and you are going along with it. He taped is damn ankles to be ready to play if need be. Roddick=non-objective writer
Ex-Knick fan

United States

#4 Nov 26, 2008
You are a loser wrote:
What the hell was that???? You are so ignorant. Don't even act like if you were in position you wouldn't want all the money you were owed, ESPECIALLY like you said in this economy. I NEVER write in these blogs because it usually doesn't need a response but the way you are B*TCHING is sad. Did you not hear word for word from Steph the day after Friday's incident? He said "I never said no." D'antoni is twisting words and you are going along with it. He taped is damn ankles to be ready to play if need be. Roddick=non-objective writer
Common sense is somtimes so uncommon. You have to remmber that most of the same people that hate Marbury and take solace in his misery are the same folks that booed Patrick Ewing and Alan Houston when they gave their all to this sorry franchise. Many of them are fat old and bald so it's hard for them to see past placing all blame on a bad teams best player. What has Q done since becoming a Knick? NOT A DAMN THING! Yet you never hear his name when discussing the faliures of this team. I hate to say it but some New Yorkers are so damn lame it's not even funny. I am going to enjoy watching them lose for the next two years and I will enjoy even more when Lebron resigns with the Cavs in 2010.
Malcolm X

Rochester, NY

#5 Nov 26, 2008
It is a shame to see another black man (Shaun Powell does the same thing), going along with this racist attack on Stephon Marbury by James Dolan and Mike D'Antoni.

If Marbury refused to play on Friday night, which D'Antoni didn't say but wanted to insinuate, Marbury would nave been suspended.

What Marbury essentially said to D'Antoni was "You and Donnie (Walsh) lied to me all summer. Donnie told me to get in the best shape of my life and that I had a 'clean slate'. Mike, you talked during training camp about how great I was being. then, the season starts and you sit me on the bench. Now, after you have traded two guards, neither of whom is better than me, and you are shorthanded, you want me to play? I thought you were going in a different direction."

In spite of that, when D'Antoni called and asked Marbury to dress, not only did he dress, he had his ankles taped in anticipation of playing. D'Antoni never put him in the game.

In short, Marbury never refused to play. He merely let D'Antoni know how he felt about the way he has been treated, and D'Antoni didn't like it.

The Knicks need to put Marbury on the court and allow him to play. They are not going to be able to trade him (and it's not necessary), and they are going to have to pay him $22 million regardless.
Knickerbocker Nick

Saint Petersburg, FL

#6 Nov 26, 2008
Get rid of Stephon ? Yeah, but what happens to all the Starbury Sneaks stocked on shelves ?
Do they get replaced with LeBron's Big-Apple sneaks ?


http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_li...
Watch the Gap

New York, NY

#7 Nov 26, 2008
Malcolm X wrote:
It is a shame to see another black man (Shaun Powell does the same thing), going along with this racist attack on Stephon Marbury by James Dolan and Mike D'Antoni.
If Marbury refused to play on Friday night, which D'Antoni didn't say but wanted to insinuate, Marbury would nave been suspended.
What Marbury essentially said to D'Antoni was "You and Donnie (Walsh) lied to me all summer. Donnie told me to get in the best shape of my life and that I had a 'clean slate'. Mike, you talked during training camp about how great I was being. then, the season starts and you sit me on the bench. Now, after you have traded two guards, neither of whom is better than me, and you are shorthanded, you want me to play? I thought you were going in a different direction."
In spite of that, when D'Antoni called and asked Marbury to dress, not only did he dress, he had his ankles taped in anticipation of playing. D'Antoni never put him in the game.
In short, Marbury never refused to play. He merely let D'Antoni know how he felt about the way he has been treated, and D'Antoni didn't like it.
The Knicks need to put Marbury on the court and allow him to play. They are not going to be able to trade him (and it's not necessary), and they are going to have to pay him $22 million regardless.
Oh please! Drop the "racist" foolishness. Practically the whole Knick team is black. Why aren't they being subjected to "racist attacks" by Knicks staff and managaement?

Marbury is a loser and a cancer. If he refuses to play, the Knicks should suspend him without pay.

They should play him, only when they absolutely need a body on the court. Besides that, they should put him in alomst every game for a minute or two, especially if the game is already decided. If he refuses continue to suspend him without pay and seek to void his contract because of his breach.

A month or two of that might make him more receptive to a reasonable buyout offer.
Knicks Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Nov 26, 2008
This is what the Knicks should do: Demand that Marbury play. When he refuses...void his contract.
If he does play, the other players should not give him the rock. Just ignore the prick.
Ex-Knick fan

United States

#9 Nov 26, 2008
Watch the Gap wrote:
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Oh please! Drop the "racist" foolishness. Practically the whole Knick team is black. Why aren't they being subjected to "racist attacks" by Knicks staff and managaement?
Marbury is a loser and a cancer. If he refuses to play, the Knicks should suspend him without pay.
They should play him, only when they absolutely need a body on the court. Besides that, they should put him in alomst every game for a minute or two, especially if the game is already decided. If he refuses continue to suspend him without pay and seek to void his contract because of his breach.
A month or two of that might make him more receptive to a reasonable buyout offer.
You sound as lame as that snake you all call a coach.
HE DID NOT REFUSE TO ENTER THE GAME!!! You sound like that losing GOP team of McCain/Palin. Perhaps when speaking to a crowd on folks that have a high school diploma, the equivalent of or less you can repeat an outright lie and still have it passed off as truth.
At NO point did Dan'Phony order Steph in the game therefore his saying and YOUR REPEATING the falsehood that he refused entry is erroneous and illogical.
Troy

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Nov 26, 2008
ANOTHER ONE-SIDED MEADIA FOOL!

The only paper to even mention Steph's take on the whole "refusal/denial" was the NY Post and NY Times. DN may have touched (or dabbed) it it lightly, but it is clear that NEwsday (who is owned by Cablevision, who is owned by MSG who employes a bunch of ingorant bafoons, or however it goes) is one-sided against the Steph saga.

And it is just plain ridiculous. You still got this fool blogging and writing how coach D (insinuated, but did not state - WHICH HE DID...DUNNO WHAT THIS FOOL WAS LISTENING TOO) that Steph refused to play, etc. and not even acknowledging the fact that Steph denied it. DO SOME REAL WORK!!

IDIOTS!!

As someone said above, if Steph had done so
Watch the Gap

New York, NY

#11 Nov 26, 2008
Ex-Knick fan wrote:
<quoted text>
You sound as lame as that snake you all call a coach.
HE DID NOT REFUSE TO ENTER THE GAME!!! You sound like that losing GOP team of McCain/Palin. Perhaps when speaking to a crowd on folks that have a high school diploma, the equivalent of or less you can repeat an outright lie and still have it passed off as truth.
At NO point did Dan'Phony order Steph in the game therefore his saying and YOUR REPEATING the falsehood that he refused entry is erroneous and illogical.
I never said he refused to enter the game. Only Marbury and D'Antoni know that. I said IF he refuses to play.

They should humiliate him by making him play 30 seconds at a time, here and there. Treat him like the scrub at the end of the bench (which he always has been, really) like the mascot, the fans chant for when the game is out of hand.

Since he is demanding the Knicks live up to the letter of his contract by paying him $22MM for nothing, they should also force him to live up to every letter of his contract (including applicable team and league rules). If he violates it in any way they should suspend him or seek to void the contract. Knowing Marbury's lack of intelligence and self-control, it is nearly a sure bet he will crack and do something to get his contract voided.

Whatever happens, by next spring at the latest, the Knicks and their fans will be rid of that cancer forever!

The day he is no longer a Knick will be the 3rd greatest day in the history of the franchise, right after the days they won their 2 championships.
yeah right

Manorville, NY

#12 Nov 26, 2008
Everyone who likes Marbury including myself should not hate on the writers because they are just trying to keep there jobs and stay inline with what Management wants(Dolan). If you notice when you look at a Knick game the anouncers except for Clyde are all saying positive things about Marbury's replacement Duhon trying to Justify the move, but in all actuality he's nowhere near Marbury's talent and never will be.
The facts are, when they realized Marbury wasn't going to give them any reason to void his contract something had to be made up and this is it. You can't believe for one second he refused to play becuase had he refused he would have been sent home and suspended.
All you haters are very jealous that this man is earning so much money but I ask why? This is what his profession is paying for his talent. Why do we insist on blaming him for stuff thats being spun by management or the media. Zeke, tried to blame him for curry and randolph not being able to play together and disrespected him by starting Collins. Walsh and D'A told him he had a clean slate and when it was obvious he was playing better than Duhon D'A didnt want to play him and never told him until afterwards how he stood and what direction they were going in.
Now they said he wasnt in the plans which consisted of 2 parts, winning now and the future. He's better than what they have now so he fits the win now plan, but the excuse they gave was his contract is up and there arent any minutes for him.
They same reason people come down on Marbury for the distractions are giving Management a pass on for keeping this going. Why not tell Marbury during preseason that he is just playing to see if they can get him traded and if not he will be inactive until they can trade him. NO! they decide to lie and deceive him and keep all this going.
I was on board with D'A but have since changed my mind because of the immature ways he displays with all of this. He flat out lied and is causing these distractions. I might be they need to cover up the real problems of what we already know and that this team is not going to win now. The trade they made is only good for freeing up cap space but they will be even worse with these 3 because they are average players and we traded away the only true starters we had other than Marbury.
Free Marbury!!!!

“Let's go Yankees”

Since: Jul 08

Long Island

#13 Nov 26, 2008
I am OK with the Knicks not playing Marbury, for whatever their reasons. But I also don't blame Marbury for not playing when they need him. In all fairness, they set the rules, and he's playing by them.

“Let's go Yankees”

Since: Jul 08

Long Island

#14 Nov 26, 2008
Ex-Knick fan wrote:
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You sound as lame as that snake you all call a coach.
HE DID NOT REFUSE TO ENTER THE GAME!!! You sound like that losing GOP team of McCain/Palin. Perhaps when speaking to a crowd on folks that have a high school diploma, the equivalent of or less you can repeat an outright lie and still have it passed off as truth.
At NO point did Dan'Phony order Steph in the game therefore his saying and YOUR REPEATING the falsehood that he refused entry is erroneous and illogical.
He didn't refuse to play? Sounds like you were there. So tell us, what happened?
lee

Ball, LA

#15 Nov 26, 2008
Who cares about piece of trash Marbury, he brought this on himself. He will never win a championship just because who he is, always about STARbury. Everywhere he goes, he's made that team worse..thats a FACT. Pay him his money and park him at the end of the bench. Just like it's says in the bible; THIS TO SHALL PASS.....................
lee

Ball, LA

#16 Nov 26, 2008
yeah right wrote:
Everyone who likes Marbury including myself should not hate on the writers because they are just trying to keep there jobs and stay inline with what Management wants(Dolan). If you notice when you look at a Knick game the anouncers except for Clyde are all saying positive things about Marbury's replacement Duhon trying to Justify the move, but in all actuality he's nowhere near Marbury's talent and never will be.
The facts are, when they realized Marbury wasn't going to give them any reason to void his contract something had to be made up and this is it. You can't believe for one second he refused to play becuase had he refused he would have been sent home and suspended.
All you haters are very jealous that this man is earning so much money but I ask why? This is what his profession is paying for his talent. Why do we insist on blaming him for stuff thats being spun by management or the media. Zeke, tried to blame him for curry and randolph not being able to play together and disrespected him by starting Collins. Walsh and D'A told him he had a clean slate and when it was obvious he was playing better than Duhon D'A didnt want to play him and never told him until afterwards how he stood and what direction they were going in.
Now they said he wasnt in the plans which consisted of 2 parts, winning now and the future. He's better than what they have now so he fits the win now plan, but the excuse they gave was his contract is up and there arent any minutes for him.
They same reason people come down on Marbury for the distractions are giving Management a pass on for keeping this going. Why not tell Marbury during preseason that he is just playing to see if they can get him traded and if not he will be inactive until they can trade him. NO! they decide to lie and deceive him and keep all this going.
I was on board with D'A but have since changed my mind because of the immature ways he displays with all of this. He flat out lied and is causing these distractions. I might be they need to cover up the real problems of what we already know and that this team is not going to win now. The trade they made is only good for freeing up cap space but they will be even worse with these 3 because they are average players and we traded away the only true starters we had other than Marbury.
Free Marbury!!!!
Marbury made his bed, now its time for him to sleep in it.!!!!!!!!!
Ex-Knick fan

United States

#17 Nov 26, 2008
HarleyRyder wrote:
<quoted text>
He didn't refuse to play? Sounds like you were there. So tell us, what happened?
Mr. Harley or whatever you call yourself
I was not there but LOGIC tells me that he most certainly DID NOT REFUSE. what happened was D'Phony approached Steph and said "we have 25 to 30 minutes for you because Jamal was traded”. And Steph said "I thought I was not in the plans and you were going in another direction (in other words biitch what?) D'phony being the biitch ass dude that he is could not handle such a retort and just smiled and said "Okay I understand". Translation- Your coach could not handle the heat that he himself created. Steph is from Brooklyn and acts like any brother that hails from that borough

Steph! My brother keep talking that shyt and let them know how we do in Brooklyn. Send Dan Phony back to Italy and tell him to take that sorry as 1st round pick with him.
Juice

Oakdale, NY

#18 Nov 26, 2008
When he got benched did anyone in the world come to his rescue why should he be obligated to do the same..everybody was happy and wanted him to rott on the bench.. tell D'antoni to grow a pair and mandate marbury to play instead of politely asking
lee

Ball, LA

#19 Nov 27, 2008
Ex-Knick fan wrote:
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Mr. Harley or whatever you call yourself
I was not there but LOGIC tells me that he most certainly DID NOT REFUSE. what happened was D'Phony approached Steph and said "we have 25 to 30 minutes for you because Jamal was traded”. And Steph said "I thought I was not in the plans and you were going in another direction (in other words biitch what?) D'phony being the biitch **** dude that he is could not handle such a retort and just smiled and said "Okay I understand". Translation- Your coach could not handle the heat that he himself created. Steph is from Brooklyn and acts like any brother that hails from that borough
Steph! My brother keep talking that **** and let them know how we do in Brooklyn. Send Dan Phony back to Italy and tell him to take that sorry as 1st round pick with him.
Brooklyn!! HA!! 90% of Brooklyn is ghetto. Tell me and be honest, where does STARbury actully reside!!!!!!
Ex-Knick fan

Harrison, NJ

#20 Nov 27, 2008
lee wrote:
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Brooklyn!! HA!! 90% of Brooklyn is ghetto. Tell me and be honest, where does STARbury actully reside!!!!!!
It may be ghetto to you but it is home to many good people. steph makes 20mill plus a year so it goes without saying that he no longer lives in the inner city, but was that the point? 90% of the players in the league come from the inner city. What's your point genius? My only point is Steph being from Brooklyn can obviously handle the vitriol being thrown at him from the press, ignorant fans like yourself and that weak as Italian dude that you all call a coach. Wait until Steph is gone. D'Antonio's skin is too thin for NY.

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