by Marcel Mutoni

A couple of days ago, the NY Post’s Marc Berman penned a blog post in which he discussed a contentious moment in the Knicks’ locker room between Stephon Marbury and a reporter.

According to Berman, Starbury told the scribe to get out of his way so he could get dressed, and his teammate Jamal Crawford made sure the rest of the media in the room saw the ensuing argument.

Not so, sayeth Jamal. Via his blog, The Crawford Files:

Problem is the story WASN’T TRUE!!!

So when I heard about this the next day, I went and told Steph about what Berman had wrote and told him that it wasn’t true. Steph wasn’t worried about it, but I didn’t want him to have to read something like that before I could talk to him. That’s how teams fall apart.

According to Crawford, Berman admitted that he didn’t actually see the exchange between Steph and the reporter, but only heard about it from others and decided to report it as fact anyway.

The Knicks may very well implode this season – be it due to Marbury’s unhappiness with lack of playing time, Eddy Curry’s weight issues, or Mike D’Antoni simply getting fed up with the whole circus – but Jamal Crawford will not allow lying reporters to do them in.