Surprise. Surprise. Stephon Marbury is mad again at everybody but himself:
Seriously. When will the Knicks learn what every other team he's been on (Minnesota, New Jersey & Phoenix) has? Stephon Marbury is not a winner and we'd be better off without him. Marbury is Iverson with a just a little bit less talent (and we've seen how many championships the great A-I has won in Philly). In other words, Marbury's me-first, it's never my fault, blame the coach attitude is a bad mix wherever he goes and the fact that every team he's been on has gotten better after he left proves that Marbury is nothing but a malcontent who'll never be happy unless he's getting the most shots regardless of what his team's win-loss record is. After all, isn't this the same guy who couldnt get along with Kevin Garnett, much less a Hall Of Fame coach in Larry Brown? Now he finally gets the coach he wants and already he's unhappy.
NEW YORK -- The discord brewing between head coach Isiah Thomas and Stephon Marbury overshadowed everything else that went wrong for the Knicks last night.
On a night when two starters were lost to injury in the first half -- including Channing Frye for three to six weeks with a sprained left ankle -- and the Knicks turned the ball over 26 times in a 106-95 loss to the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden, that's unusual.
Still, the coach and franchise player's disagreement over the reason for Marbury's benching has become the biggest issue on a team full of them.
The point guard started last night but took not a single shot attempt and played just 19:20. He was benched for most of the second half, playing just 4:25, and did not play at all in the fourth quarter.
Why sit Marbury for the second time this week? Thomas claimed it was because Marbury had felt sick yesterday morning, and the coach was looking for more energy on the court last night.
"He didn't feel good this morning," Thomas said. "I just thought in a game like tonight where we needed some energy ... we tried it, didn't work, so I just went with the other guys."
But Marbury denied that he felt ill during the game.
"I had enough in me to play," said Marbury, whose sickness caused him to skip yesterday morning's shoot-around. "I wanted to play."
Marbury said outright that he was not happy with the benching. He said he was about to go onto the court at the start of the second half when Thomas pulled him back, with no explanation.
So the best thing Isiah can do is trade him. And package Eddie Curry's lazy ass with him too.
To any team with a decent point (I mean as much as I love Nate Robinson he's still better suited for the bench) and a couple of guys that actually like to play defense. I figure that as long as we're getting back some talent than let Stevie Francis start. But if Isiah wants to keep his job past this season, the best thing he can do for all of us Knick fans is to get rid of Marbury now before it's too late.
More on Marbury at Yahoo Sports.