by Marcel Mutoni

Funny, how do you suspend someone who already DOESN’T play? Eh, whatever, it’s the Knicks.

Heeeere’s, Donnie:

“A player’s central obligation is to provide his professional services when called upon,” team president Donnie Walsh said in a statement.

“Because he refused the coach’s request to play in the team’s last game, we had no choice but to impose disciplinary action.”

Marbury, who insists that he never refused to suit up, will “serve” the suspension tomorrow night, and lose out on about $400K in salary.