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Just in case you were curious, Stephon Marbury is still completely batty

Jul 23, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT

Whether in the All-Star game, on the bench, in a box, or in China, nothing seems to change with Stephon Marbury. He is who he’s always been, and that’s why no one should be all that surprised that when given the opportunity to be a part of the championship-favorite Miami Heat for the coming season, he politely declined. From Xinhua News, via Ball Don’t Lie:

Stephon Marbury said Friday he is still looking for a chance to play in China again though the Miami Heat showed interests in signing the point guard. The fomer NBA All-Star guard said the Heat contacted him through the player association of the NBA before LeBron James announced he would join in Miami on a live televesion show.

“I’ll wait and see what’ll happen,” Marbury said during an interview with local media at the tom.com. “They (the Heat) wanted a point guard. But I don’t think a point guard would do much in the team as they’ve already had the Three Guys (Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh).”

Makes sense. I mean, what team has room for four superstars? It’s fine as long as James, Wade, and Bosh would bow to the rightful pecking order, but given their egos, Marbury made the right decision.

  1. waywithwords - Jul 23, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Rob, the conclusion of your text does not even support your provocative headline.
    Besides, why would Riley even WANT Starbury?
    Wow … This Miami Hype experiment is doomed to failure.
    Seems like Riley is the batty one here. After shafting the Knicks, is he so obsessed with overcoming his (former) Lakers that he is willing to risk everything on a high stakes roll of the dice? Apparently so. And in so doing, he’s forgotten about the importance of chemistry & DEFENSE & REBOUNDING.
    The glamorous Lakers won another ring due to their size, length, chemistry & defensive intensity:
    Sounds like Marbury is simply wise enough to know he’d be the first to take the blame when things inevitably go very, very wrong.
    DEFENSE & REBOUNDS WIN RINGS!

  2. Zickzack - Jul 24, 2010 at 8:06 AM

    @waywithwords: You are assuming that Marbury told the truth about the Heat contacting him, I have serious doubts about that one. And alledgedly they contacted him before James announced his decision? Yeah right …

  3. T-Willi - Jul 24, 2010 at 9:12 AM

    Lebron wants to run the point- if he does, think about this line-up.
    SG- Wade
    SF- Haslem
    PF- Bosh
    C – Ilgauskus, Juwan Howard, Joel Anthony, Jamaal Magloire
    That would be a SQUAD !!!
    The Heat DEFINITELY will not need Marbury. Marbury would have to play behind Mario Chalmers and even Carlos Arroyo. But I beleive Marbury would be a good back-up on any team, IF he still has NBA legs and is willing to be a role player.

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