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innovator
12-19-2008, 08:55 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3775717


Stephon Marbury, banished from the New York Knicks, was found Tuesday night in Los Angeles -- watching the Knicks.

Marbury, in town to attend to his residence there and conduct some business, bought a ticket for the Knicks-Lakers game and had a baseline, courtside seat near film director Spike Lee.

According to the reports in the New York media, Marbury did more talking on his cell phone than he did observing the game, which the Lakers won 116-114.

At halftime, Marbury spoke with a group of reporters. Knicks players rolled their eyes at the notion that he was there, and one team official told the New York Daily News: "This is exactly why we sent him away in the first place."

"I didn't create this, this is all their doing," Marbury said of his status as a nonplayer with the Knicks despite being under contract for more than $21 million. "I'm still earning my check by doing nothing. I'm staying in shape. My mindset is to enjoy my life."

Team president Donnie Walsh suspended Marbury for one game without pay and docked him an additional game's salary after the Knicks said Marbury refused coach Mike D'Antoni's request to play in Detroit on Nov. 26 -- Marbury's second refusal in as many weeks.

Walsh and Marbury subsequently met to discuss buyout options, but Marbury didn't like what he heard, and walked out of the meeting in less than half an hour. Walsh directed Marbury not to attend Knicks practices or games while the sides continued to work toward a buyout.

D'Antoni said Tuesday night that Marbury's presence was not a violation of Walsh's directive.

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Stephon Marbury

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Stephon Marbury was just a paying fan -- albeit with a really great seat -- at Staples Center.

"That's fine," D'Antoni said. "About 19,000 people are going to be there tonight, so if he wants to see a good game, that's great."

Marbury, who said he was working out and training in Los Angeles, said another team already has expressed interest in his services should he and the Knicks reach an agreement for his exit.

"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."

At the same time, Marbury did not show any impatience at the lack of progress in negotiations. According to Newsday, Marbury said he told Hal Biagas, his NBA players' association representative during the Knicks buyout talks, to not "even worry about it."

"Let them do what they're going to do and make a decision when they're ready to make a decision," Marbury said, according to Newsday.

Forward Quentin Richardson, who was one of the first Knicks to criticize Marbury on the record, did not seem perturbed by Marbury's unexpected and surreal presence at the game.

"Am I surprised or puzzled? I don't really think much about it, man," Richardson said, according to The New York Times. "My thing is, we were here playing the Lakers. I guess he was a face in the crowd. I didn't know he was there.

"I hope he enjoyed it," he added. "It was a good game."

he is just waiting to get waived and once he does he will sign with X team.

which team do you think he will sign with???

i think he will sign with the lakers, it says ther that he is in LA to talk about business and many of us know that nba players main business is basketball. and if his going to talk about business why LA?

i dont care if people say that his cancer and he will destroy team chemistry.. SO WHAT??? phil jackson is good enough to slap marbury in the face and cure his cancer... and marbury respects kobe so much... plus he is way better bball player than farmar or fisher. specially on defense...

fisher can start and play 20 minutes
marbury can play the next 20 minutes as PG and 5-10 minutes as SG
farmar can play 15 minutes, and some minutes at SG since he doesnt deserve so much minutes right now since he is underachieving..

JJ81
12-19-2008, 10:20 AM
I'm interested to see where he goes.

Bosh=nextKG
12-19-2008, 10:27 AM
I can guarantee you it's not the lakers, you think Phil is gonna put up with his ****? no way.

Iodine
12-20-2008, 03:39 AM
http://www.nypost.com/seven/12192008/sports/knicks/steph_pays_the_price_144923.htm

Um........ Honestly I have nothing to say besides the fact that thats really, really, really, ****ing creepy

Faneik
12-20-2008, 06:47 AM
wow... $2600 to watch his team play?...

I wouldn't be surprised if he gave Walsh the receipt.

Nighthawk
12-20-2008, 09:32 AM
http://www.nypost.com/seven/12192008/sports/knicks/steph_pays_the_price_144923.htm

Um........ Honestly I have nothing to say besides the fact that thats really, really, really, ****ing creepy

Marbury is the man


P.s.-like your taste in music my man....Demigodz AOTP 4 life *****

innovator
12-20-2008, 11:28 AM
^i think phil will put up with his ****. cuz phil can handle this kind of players with bad attitude like jordan,rodman,kobe,smush(lol)

_Sn1P3r_
12-20-2008, 12:48 PM
I'm interested to see where he goes.

Same here. He claims the people will be shocked wherever he goes.

_Sn1P3r_
12-20-2008, 12:52 PM
wow... $2600 to watch his team play?...

I wouldn't be surprised if he gave Walsh the receipt.

Man, that would be pretty funny.

Sport
12-20-2008, 01:20 PM
Same here. He claims the people will be shocked wherever he goes.

When he said people will be shocked, my first thought was a reunion with Minnesota.

b_rad23
12-20-2008, 01:25 PM
That's actually not a terrible fit. He'd have to be patient though.

I hope it's to Miami and Chris Quinn is cut.

SpeedyRecovery
12-20-2008, 01:40 PM
lets bring him to the raps! we'll take anything at this point!

ink
12-20-2008, 01:43 PM
lets bring him to the raps! we'll take anything at this point!

Uh. Not so fast. No one is that desperate. lol.

Jacob K.
12-20-2008, 04:11 PM
didnt he say a few years ago that once his contract ran out he was going to europe?

still1ballin
12-20-2008, 04:15 PM
Come to LA Marbury!

PurpleJesus
12-20-2008, 04:42 PM
maybe hes going to boston to play with KG, early in his career he used to always say he regretted ways things ended with him and garnett.

SDBearsFan
12-20-2008, 05:25 PM
I had a dream last night, of all things, that he went to the Lakers...which is weird because A, I never dream about basketball, and B, I hate the Lakers..