Today, the Knicks are supposed to have what is presumably an exit meeting with Stephon Marbury. Things have deteriorated to the point where a buyout of some kind is the only logical (and amicable) solution. And Marbury even seems willing to give the Knicks back some money for his “freedom” (about a million bucks, in fact).
Before leaving town, however, Stephon has one final message for his teammates. He uses a war analogy to express his feelings. From the NY Post:
“When things got bad and then worse, guys like Quentin Richardson say, ‘I don’t consider him a teammate. He let his teammates out to dry.’ He didn’t care I was his teammate when I was banished. They left me out for dead.
It’s like we’re in a foxhole and I’m facing the other way. If I got shot in the head, at least you want to get shot by the enemy. I got shot in the head by my own guys in my foxhole. And they didn’t even give me an honorable death.”
According to the linked article, Marbury will head to LA to train and get himself back into game shape following the meeting with Donnie Walsh. Here’s to hoping his new set of teammates take aim at the enemy, and not at his tattooed dome.