November 14, 2007

Stephon Marbury Leaves Knicks, Threatens to [Euphemism] Isiah Thomas: The New York Knicks are imploding earlier than usual this season, with guard Stephon Marbury leaving the team after a verbal (and possibly physical) blowup with Coach Isiah Thomas that seems likely to send one or both packing. The New York Daily News quotes a threat Marbury allegedly made on the team plane, bowdlerized for your protection. "Isiah has to start me," Marbury said. "I've got so much [doody] on Isiah and he knows it. He thinks he can [snu-snu] me. But I'll [snu-snu] him first. You have no idea what I know."

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:39 AM - 21 comments

(grabs popcorn)

posted by tieguy at 09:17 AM on November 14, 2007


posted by imperialvalley at 09:30 AM on November 14, 2007

Well, snu-snu me. The doody is gettin' deep!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:10 AM on November 14, 2007

IT JUST SOUNDS LIKE HE WANTS OUT Or maybe the Knicks just want Starbury out.

posted by BornIcon at 10:54 AM on November 14, 2007

If there's a way for this Knicks season to get better, I don't know what it is. Given the recent trial, how do we know the threats are figurative?

posted by yerfatma at 10:58 AM on November 14, 2007

Awesome! Steve and Barry's are going to have a clearance on Starbury gear! Thanks fellas!

posted by THX-1138 at 11:26 AM on November 14, 2007

What, the $15 sneaks are going to be cut to $13.75? Starbury is the best street baller in the NBA. Unfortunately, street ball and NBA ball, while related, aren't the same thing (which is why the AND-1 guys aren't getting drafted), and so Starbury's massive talents are wasted in what is still somehow a team sport. (If the Harlem Globetrotters were still as popular as they were 30 years ago, that would be his friggin' calling.) That said, if we're being asked to take sides in this one, I've got him. He may not be the smartest guy ever, but he seems like a decent cat, and I'm astonished that Isiah Thomas hasn't run out of favors yet. He really is a dick, isn't he.

posted by chicobangs at 11:49 AM on November 14, 2007

he seems like a decent cat Other than that habit of banging interns in limos.

posted by yerfatma at 12:12 PM on November 14, 2007

I didn't know that was illegal.

posted by BornIcon at 12:23 PM on November 14, 2007

But neither is it decent.

posted by THX-1138 at 12:26 PM on November 14, 2007

Well, what else are you supposed to do with an intern in a limo? Seriously.

posted by chicobangs at 01:06 PM on November 14, 2007

What job for a sports star could an intern do? If that's in the job description, where do I sign for Maria Sharapova's internship?

posted by hawkguy at 01:43 PM on November 14, 2007

I didn't know that was illegal. You'd make a fine lawyer or sophist.

posted by yerfatma at 01:54 PM on November 14, 2007

I have to automatically side with Stephon, as I have to give him credit for the Starbury shoe, and the fact that Isiah Thomas is quite obviously a massive douche.

posted by insomnyuk at 02:26 PM on November 14, 2007

This is so sad, my basketball team is devolved to who is the bigger douche!?! A pox on both their houses!! Cablevision has screwed up this franchise so badly, as if the sexual harrassment trial wasn't enough to make them get rid of both of these fools. Then Marbury's dogfighting comments and now he wants to go home after his lousy performance at home against Miami. If he's got something on Isiah, outside of photos of him killing someone, will it make any difference? James Dolan won't fire Isiah. Marbury should have been benched 2 years ago. He's not a draw, he doesn't play any defense, so they suck with him, so what's the big deal if they suck without him. I just wish David Stern could fire everyone from the ownership on down. Maybe, install a GM, like Rozell did with the Giants in the seventies... please I'm begging for help...

posted by MrNix at 03:45 PM on November 14, 2007

The Rime of the Ancient Knickerbocker One albatross says to another albatross, "This neck ain't big enough for both of us. I'm gonna go hang around someone else."

posted by Hugh Janus at 03:47 PM on November 14, 2007

I didn't know that was illegal. So, if it's legal, you can do it with a clean conscience? Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Marbury's also the one who didn't see the problem with dogfighting, because "people shoot deers," and "It's a sport, right?" Isiah is a tool, and he's been a tool for years. The fact that he's able to run one of the most historically valuable teams in the league straight into the ground is amazing.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:05 PM on November 14, 2007

MrNix, I feel for you.

posted by chicobangs at 04:19 PM on November 14, 2007

When I saw Marbury miss the 3 pointer at the end of the Miami game I knew this season was over. You get paid a dump truck full of money to make shots like that or make enough shots during a game not to have to try & scramble a tie in the last second. I'm with MrNix...everyone looks like an idiot and it ain't getting better. Meh.

posted by i_cola at 05:31 PM on November 14, 2007

i_cola is voicing my intial thoughts on thoughs on the matter but I'm trying to keep positive. If this gets Zeke out of NY then I am for all it. I hope the ownership sides with Steph and fires Thomas and gets a real coach and GM to replace him. I don't how much of the settelment the Dolan's pick up but I hope however much it is is finally enough for them to think he is despensible. For too long Zeke has been allowed to go bat shit crazy ruining the Knicks and he needs to fucking go. Personel-wise, I think this team can work. Randolph, Lee and Curry will only get better (especially under the tutelage of a real coah) and they will make for a formidable front court. If they can get a new GM who can dump Steph and get the team out of salary cap hell than they can build around this core and at least give me an interesting product. I was super optamisitic during the preseason and I refuse to fell let down, yet.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:17 PM on November 14, 2007

There's a new wrinkle to this story: Robert "Mister Lou" Williams, a legend in New York streetball and a mentor to Stephon Marbury and numerous other young players from the city, died Tuesday of a heart attack in his 60s. "My dad passed away at 3 o'clock, and Stephon was here by dinnertime," said his Robert.

posted by rcade at 08:24 AM on November 15, 2007

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