Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  17 responses

Marbury Asks the Knicks to ‘Set Aside Childish Things’

Word: “It shouldn’t matter that I go to Boston if you’re the eighth seed and Boston is in the front,” Marbury said. “It can’t be about money. The Knicks got plenty of it. It’s got to be personal. If it’s personal, then how is business being done there? … Mr. Dolan says it’s up to Donnie Walsh. Walsh told us he’s got to run it through Mr. Dolan. It’s kids games. Like Barack Obama said, let’s put away those childish acts.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    They’ve been trying hard to set aside childish things, only he won’t take a buyout.

  • http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/11/the_next_president_of_the_unit.html neaorin

    Oh my god… don’t tell me Walsh being afraid of facing Marbury in the first round is what’s causing all the holdup. Really Donnie, we know there’s a chance the Knicks might not win it all this season. It’s OK. People will somehow get over it if you don’t.

  • rav

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

  • Mendel

    Word is born son.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Co-sign Russ a thousand times over. Marbury is the one trying to stick it to the Knicks by refusing to let go of any of his money.

  • Andy

    That’s like the ghost of Hitler asking Osama Bin Laden not to be so evil.

  • http://violetsprite.tumblr.com Ulee

    Marbury: tag you’re it, he he he.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    Please don’t bring me into this. I got enough to deal with. – Barack Obama

  • rikson

    Give the guy his sitcom – so we can finally move on… “two and a half marburys”

  • http://spaceshipjay/myspace.com Spaceship Jay

    Sitcom, no. Reality show, YES! Something similar to Rob and Big please.

  • S. Trotter

    I tell you this much. If I had a contract … I would want all the money owed on the contract. Put the player and whatever issues you have with him aside. Side A and Side B signed a contract, Side A doesn’t want to pay all of the contracted money. Side B wants Side A to pay what they agreed to in the contract. It seems rather simple to me. Pay him, move on.

  • http://www.bbl.org.uk Josh D

    No offence to Starbury(actually a lot of it), but he’s one to talk.

  • http://myspace.com/mavus15 Mavus

    MAN THEY OWE HIM THAT MONEY!!! Sorry but that’s the truth.. Knicks say they want to move on then MOVE THE HELL ON, PAY HIM!!! Marbury is not trying to “stick it” to the Knicks… that’s his money, his contract money.. they OWE him that.. they SIGNED HIM PEOPLE!!! Stop sitting on this man’s CAREER!!!

    ON the real… this is crazy…

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    You guys apparently aren’t familiar with the term “buyout.” Yes, Steph is entitled to every last cent of his contract. And he’s getting it as we speak, one obscenely large bi-monthly check at a time, while he runs hills in California and goes to Laker games. If he remains a quasi-Knick for the year, he’ll cash all $21 million. HOWEVA, Steph wants something. He wants to be RELEASED from that contract to sign with another team. And, as the world works, if you want to get something, you have to give up something. The Knicks aren’t going to give Steph the full amount of his contract AND his unconditional release. Because that’s not fair to the team. So either he can take a accept a reasonable buyout (like every other player who’s ever been bought out in the history of history), or he can sit in his big house and complain about how he’s being horribly wronged.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And to be accurate, “they” didn’t sign him. The Suns did.

  • Dallas J

    Steph should wait it out and collect his $$.

    I read his bro. is about to play in Venezuela.. he’s going to need every penny to pay the ransom when some crazy druglords kidnap that boy.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    I was with Steph for a while but I’m kinda done with him. Like Russ said, why would the Knicks do him a favor? They don’t wanna play you (which is still dumb, btw). Fine, that’s their right. They’re paying you (every single penny) to stay home. You want them to give you full money AND release you from your contract? Neg– please. That doesn’t make it personal at all, that’s a very basic money move. Freedom does have a price.