Starbury Buys $45M Jet, Can’t Afford to Gas It Up

Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury has been something of a polarizing figure during his NBA career, but through it all he’s managed to be pretty good at his job when he wasn’t being accused of chronic apathy.

Stephon Marbury

And now, after accumulating more than $130 million in career earnings (not to mention the hundreds he may have squandered on manufacturing $8 shoes), he’s decided to drop a humongous chunk of change on a private jet airplane.

Via the NEW YORK POST’s PAGE SIX:

Mabye Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury should have consulted Sean Combs before he bought himself a private jet. Marbury - in the last year of his Knicks contract, which will pay him another $21 million - is said to have plunked down about $45 million for the aircraft.

Hey, you can’t call yourself “Starbury” and then be expected to fly commercial. Of course, Diddy makes a strong case for why now is the exact wrong time to be in the jet-purchasing business (naughty language alert):

I applaud Combs for his frankness, as well as his diplomatic manner: “…Saudi Arabian brothers and sisters, and all my brothers and sisters from all the countries that have oil … if y’all could all please send me some oil for my jet, I would truly appreciate it.”

Interestingly, this is the same policy approach George W. Bush trumpeted to solve the current gas crisis. Great minds and all that…