Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  17 responses

The Marbury Math

It’s not fair, which doesn’t stop it from being hilarious: “Indeed, Marbury earned enough money to buy a pair of his Starbury shoes ($14.98 per pair) every nine seconds. Assuming an average per capita income of $39,000 here in the United States and a $17.8 million settlement, Marbury earned what an average American earns for the year in less than 6 1/2 hours. He also earned the salary of 456 Americans by not playing a single minute for the Knicks.”

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  • Torrance

    I stopped making these kind of calculations a long time ago. Too depressing.

  • MalevolentKing7242

    Bad Bad Bad…

  • http://thesportsdiaryonline.blogspot.com Roy

    it’s all about the benjamins….

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    None of it adds up

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I hear he’s signing with Olympiakos.

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

    In 6.5 hours I can biggie size my combo meal.

  • http://www.bbl.org.uk Josh D

    God life is unfair

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    PERKINS SMASH!!!!!!!!

  • KoBynum716

    as much as i love steph, the luck will now hit the knicks playoff run, just as it helped the wolves become a westcoast contender for a few years, had the nets hit the finals, and the suns get nash and become what they were a couple years ago. and as much as i love steph, i hope to god he goes to boston n ruins that team lmao

  • Andrew

    I hate the fact that there’s so much money being paid by dudes to play sport BUT I figure the old white dudes who own the teams have money in the billions, the league makes money in the billions, it would be entirely unfair for the players not to get the millions of dollars if they are the product being ‘sold’. Marbury was a contracted Knicks player, so give the guy the money. Sometimes people get lots of money for not doing anything. It’s called capitalism.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That’s bullsh!t. Stephon doesn’t deserve all of that money. I don’t care whose side you’re on, he does NOT deserve that much money to sit on his @ss hanging out with Spike Lee.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Of course, Allenp would like to disagree.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    If you really want to get philosophical about it…it’s the fact that a large fan base (ie you and I and the other 300,000,000 fans around the world) would pay a premium to see these people play, to buy their shoes and jerseys. WE created this monster and if WE decided that the NBA as a product isn’t worth the amount of money that we fork out year in year out for tickets, memberships, cable, merchandise then we can affect change. NO ONE deserves millions of dollars. Certainly not a sports star… But apparently thats the going rate someone can ask for, because they can jump a little higher or throw a ball a little more accurately than the rest of us.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I would definitely say some people deserve millions of dollars.
    Just not Stephon Marbury.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Just kidding, Allenp.

  • chintao

    ^Whoa! How’d that get past moderation? Most people can’t even type Ital!an. Anyway, Teddy sucks D’Antoni’s Up-Tempo johnson, and Andrew is the only person talking sense on this post. Nobody gets paid what he deserves. Everyone only gets paid what the market will bear. That’s why the bankers can sell their toxic institutions to the public for billions, only to later buy-back rehabilitated banks at a fraction of the price they are charging the government now. Is that what Obama calls “change”?