Yesterday we learned about Brandon Marshall’s feelings for Denver and how he hates that “f***ing city“. Now today we learn of another disgruntled athlete and his lack of love for the place he had to play in the last few years.
Stephon Marbury will hit the free agent market today along with plenty of other NBA players, and though he’s not going to be as hot a commodity as most of the others he does have some advice for anybody considering the New York Knicks. That advice basically being to slap yourself in the face and think again.
From the NEW YORK POST:
“I wouldn’t want to play in that system,” Marbury told The Post. “That system can’t win championships. You can’t win championships if you don’t talk about defense. In Boston, the coaches even play defense.
“Mentally, what I had to deal with, the process with D’Antoni, the president (Donnie Walsh), it was mindboggling. Two people can’t make a decision and they have to go above them to Mr. Dolan.
“Mentally I was damaged and didn’t even realize it.
“Going back next year, I’ll be free. When you’re weathering the storm, you’re not thinking how bad the storm is. You’re just holding on, trying to get through the finish.”
If you need any proof to just how damaged Marbury was mentally you need not look past his decision to get that tattoo on the side of his head. Mentally stable people just don’t do that. See: Mike Tyson.
As for what the future holds for Starbury, he says that the Celtics have “first dibs” after the way they brought him in last season, but that if he has to he would consider going to Europe to play.