Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bring on the kid from Coney Island!

"Hello Louie..? Yeah I'm going to need a couple of pairs of Starburys in kelly green..." The NY Knicks agreed to a buyout of Stephon Marbury today, opening the door for him to sign with the Celtics. There have been rumblings about him coming to the Green for a while, but this latest development may finally make it a reality. For those of you who don't know much about Marbury, he is a very talented player who can play both point and scoring guard. He has been labelled many things over his NBA career; a thug, selfish, immature, and the list goes on. One thing however that is often times over-shadowed is that he is a great ballplayer. He is tough, very strong, has a nice jumpshot, and can penetrate & get to the rack. He has lifetime averages of 19.7 PPG and 8.7 APG, which are more than respectable. Marbury was originally drafted in 1996 by the Milwaukee Bucks..get this..but then traded to the Timberwolves for a draft pick and a player by the name of Walter Ray Allen. Marbury is also a two-time all-star. He has to wait 48 hours to clear waivers, so the earliest a team could sign him would be Thursday. My personal opinion is that Marbury's scoring, defense, toughness and ability to play the point is JUST what this Celtics team needs to put them over the top. And as far as the "attitude" concerns, this quote from Ray Allen on ESPN.com today sums it up pretty well: "The great thing about this locker room is that Doc [Rivers] can coach," Allen said. "The coaches can coach. They don't have to manage this team. The [veteran] players do a great job making sure that we are all prepared to play every day and we keep whatever grumblings down."


  1. Yesss! another future hall of famer coming to the Celts. he is also one of my favorite players. it would be great to have him come in and be that much needed sixth man. normaly his huge ego would keep him from ever accepting a sixth man role, but by now, he will do whatever it takes to play, and win.

  2. Yeah-will be a fun next couple of months in the NBA. Too bad we don't go to MSG again this year. Now THAT would be hyped....

  3. that would be good, can't wait to see what he does for this team. Damn i got to go to school, it is almost 9 over here. peace out....