Marbury To Have Surgery; Nix On Knicks Career?

The NEW YORK TIMES reports that Stephon Marbury will have ankle surgery next week, and the sour Knicks start will be out indefinitely.

Stephon Marbury Isiah Thomas shake hands

(So long, sucker! [Applicable to either Isiah or Stephon])

Sidelined since Saturday, Marbury probably has suited up at MSG for the last time. He’s been irked at and irksome with Isiah Thomas throughout most of the season. And Thursday’s announcement means Stephon can’t collect any frequent flyer miles for taking off from the team in mid-tour.

Not that his teammates will necessarily miss him. Since Starbury’s scratch, the Knicks have been on a three-game winning streak.

And we thought it was because of rumors of Isiah’s imminent exit.