by Marcel Mutoni

The situation in New York is getting uglier by the minute. Yesterday, Stephon Marbury left the team in Phoenix and flew back to Gotham, saying that coach Isiah Thomas had given him permission to jet.

In the Daily News this morning, Frank Isola describes a stunning scene on the team plane before last night’s game, when Marbury was informed that he was being pulled from the starting lineup. In a fit of rage, Stephon reportedly threatened to spill the beans on Isiah:

“Isiah has to start me,” Marbury fumed, according to the source. “I’ve got so much (stuff) on Isiah and he knows it. He thinks he can (get) me. But I’ll (get) him first. You have no idea what I know.”

The war is officially on!

After going through a devastating offseason, things are, almost inexplicably, about to get much worse for the Knicks.

I suppose it’s only fitting that the man who Isiah Thomas triumphantly brought back home will ultimately prove to be his undoing. Sadly, they deserve each other.