Marbury Refuses to Play (Again); Q-Rich Hates Him

by November 27, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

You know what Quentin Richardson is NOT thankful for? Stephon Marbury’s presence on the New York Knicks basketball team.

Marbury once again apparently refused to suit up last night for his injury depleted team – Mike D’Antoni was reportedly offering him a chance to start for the remainder of the season – and after the Knicks got romped by Detroit, Q-Rich could no longer hide his frustration with the whole affair.

From Newsday:

“I don’t consider him my teammate, so, I mean, whatever,” Quentin Richardson said. “He hasn’t played with us all year, he doesn’t want to play with us. He’s expressed that a second time, so whatever. I don’t look at him as a teammate because teammates don’t do that. Regardless of what you have going on with the organization or what you have going on with your coach or whatever, you’re not going to allow your teammates to be left out there the way they were left out there.

Regardless of how you’re trying to stick it to whoever. At the end of the day, we’re getting left out there and we’re shorthanded, people are hurt and people are still playing. Chris is banged up pretty bad. He’s got an ankle injury and his back is messed up pretty bad and he’s playing. But I mean, once again, I don’t really pay any attention to it because I don’t look at him as a teammate anyway.”

Ladies and germs, your New York Knicks! It’s amazing how this team consistently finds a way to sink lower than rock-bottom.

If this latest incident doesn’t lead to Marbury getting kicked off the squad, absolutely nothing will.