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Apophis
10-17-2009, 10:55 PM
Stephon Marbury says he has "shut everything down" and has no plans to play this season, but expects to return to the NBA in 2010-11, the New York Post reported.

Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty ImagesStephon Marbury turned down Boston's $1.3 million offer and will sit out this season -- but expects to play in 2010-11.

Marbury, who played part of last season with the Boston Celtics after his messy divorce from the New York Knicks ended with a buyout, went unsigned as a free agent this offseason after turning down Boston's $1.3 million veteran minimum offer.

"I'm resting, doing what Michael Jordan did, enjoy life, do things I haven't done in 16 years, keep building my empire," Marbury said, according to the Post. "I wasn't going to Boston for that money. It was a prudent business decision to take off this year."

Marbury said he plans to attend the Knicks' home opener on Oct. 31, according to the report. But he says he's surprised anyone else wants to pay to see the Knicks. And he made it clear that the bad blood between him and the team -- and coach Mike D'Antoni -- has not yet been forgiven or forgotten.

"I'm just talking as a fan and New Yorker who grew up loving the Knicks: Why would I give you my money to watch them?" Marbury said, according to the Post. "This is atrocious. Guys coming down court, just raising up 3-pointers from anywhere. The coaching is horrible. What kind of coaching is this?"

Marbury also predicted that Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James won't join the Knicks as a free agent next summer, according to the report.

"LeBron isn't coming to a rebuilding team," Marbury said, according to the report. "Why would he come to a rebuilding team? It makes no sense. Is this franchise built to win a championship or to make money?"

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4569078

loki34
10-17-2009, 11:00 PM
this guy is done...dude is crazy

SA5195
10-17-2009, 11:08 PM
Good luck finding a team.

BTownTeamsRKing
10-17-2009, 11:08 PM
this guy should seriously quit. hes out of his mind.

Raph12
10-17-2009, 11:10 PM
He should retire now while he still has some dignity left... what he ate vaseline??? well I guess that's out the window

deuces
10-17-2009, 11:21 PM
maybe he can be a third string pointguard?

bigsams50
10-17-2009, 11:22 PM
Eating Vaseline is rock bottom man, thats as bad (and nasty) as it gets.

sofargone
10-17-2009, 11:24 PM
no lies vaseline tastes pretty good, but still i think Marburys time in the NBA is over.

Kakaroach
10-18-2009, 12:28 AM
His time in the NBA has run out. Cya around Starbury

unwantedplayer
10-18-2009, 12:53 AM
lol

goku
10-18-2009, 02:29 AM
now marbary can have all the Vaseline he wants:)

Toenail Clipper
10-18-2009, 02:49 AM
He can dance to Barbie Girl top-naked anytime he wants (:

bears88
10-18-2009, 02:52 AM
that dude is washed up now, he should just retire and save himself the embarrassment

bears88
10-18-2009, 02:52 AM
I used to like him but now he just sucks plain n simple

Tribe
10-18-2009, 02:55 AM
lucky for him his plans match the rest of the nba's...

Boston Faithful
10-18-2009, 03:05 AM
I can't believe he thinks someone is going to give him a job after sitting out a year let alone now.

He buried himself. I've never seen someone decline so fast. This is coming from a player who was very good only two years ago.

bears88
10-18-2009, 03:42 AM
well at least he got his millions to enjoy

bears88
10-18-2009, 03:43 AM
he got paid for nothing

nikefreek220
10-18-2009, 04:30 AM
his 2010-2011 return will be to a D-League team near you!