Knicks Morning News (2017.03.25)
3 hours ago
"I sat there for three weeks and didn't say one word... I didn't hear one of my teammates say, 'Why isn't Stephon Marbury playing? This is a good system for him, even to play with the second unit and bring more firepower.'"No matter what you think of Marbury, there is no doubt that he got a bad deal this season. You can chalk it up to karma or whatever but he still got jobbed by D'Antoni, who clearly came to the Big Apple with his mind made up about Steph. Even if his words are less than artful (he's biggest weakness is a criminal lack of savvy when it comes to managing the media and his public image), there is really no disputing the truth of what he says. Again, you can (and will) say he deserved what happened for accumulated assheadedness, but Marbury really did get screwed this year.
"When things got bad and then worse, guys like Quentin Richardson say, 'I don't consider him a teammate. He let his teammates out to dry.' He didn't care I was his teammate when I was banished."
"Mike had no intentions of me playing basketball here... He gave me straight disrespect. It was beyond disrespect. He put in [Danilo] Gallinari, whose back is messed up and [who] didn't participate at all in training camp ahead of me [in the season opener]. ... That's saying, 'I'm letting you have it right now.' He was sticking it to me. ... He [D'Antoni] knew I was in my contract year and did everything they asked me to do. He's not trying to help me. He's trying to hurt me."