While estranged PG Stephon Marbury has been ordered to stay away from the New York Knicks, there was nothing preventing him from purchasing a front row seat to watch his teammates run out of gas against the Lakers, narrowly missing handing Los Angeles just their 4th loss in 25 games. At Staples, Marbury found himself sitting alongside David Beckham. Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Gwen Stefani, Andy Garcia and Jack Nicholson. “A-list stars and a B-list point guard” sneered the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, which strikes me as blatantly unfair. Is Andy Garcia still an A-list star?
During a rambling halftime interview with a dozen reporters, Marbury revealed that he has been in contact with several clubs and claims he will be signed once he is released.
“All I’ve got to do is get free,” Marbury said. “Once I get free, the team I’m going to go to, I think a lot of people will be shocked. All the people that say nobody wants me on their team… I’m all of these different things…Frank Isola said I’m a cancer … I’m doing my thing though.”
Asked if that means that basketball is no longer his thing, Marbury said, “I’m doing my thang.”
Mike D’Antoni started the process of removing Marbury from the roster when he didn’t play him on opening night. D’Antoni didn’t want Marbury backing up Duhon, so now Marbury is serving as Spike Lee’s understudy. A case could be made that the Knicks have two unofficial mascots: Spike and Stephon.
“I’m still earning my check by doing nothing,” Marbury said.