Inactive Stephon Considers Practicing With High Schoolers

by November 07, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Stephon Marbury is a pretty bored dude of late. Not only is he not playing during Knicks games, but he’s made the decision not to even fully participate in the practices. He claims that he sits out team scrimmages to let the other guards get the practice, since they’re the only ones getting playing time anyway.

To keep himself occupied, Marbury wants to run with his old high school team. From the NY Daily News:

“I think I’m going to start practicing with my high school team,” Marbury said after practice Thursday in Greenburgh. “Seriously. I’ve already called the coach to see if I can run up and down with the guys and at the same time help teach the younger guys the NBA game.”

If he does I’d be excited about it and I know the kids would be delighted,” Lincoln High coach Dwayne Morton said. “I know he’s thinking about it.”

Sadly for Steph and the players at the school, it appears as though the move will not happen. The Knicks were unlikely to allow it, and Steph elected not to cause even more headaches by pushing the issue.

Mike D’Antoni recently informed the media that since this entire matter is “resolved”, the Marbury story would simply go away. But as anyone with half a brain could’ve told the coach, that’s obviously not going to happen anytime soon.