Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Steph in the Right Direction

How fitting that the above title was used in a New York Post article when the Knicks traded for Stephon Marbury in January 2004. Now, I'm using that same title for a different purpose. If you haven't heard yet, Isiah Thomas named Mardy Collins the starting point guard for tonight's game against the Phoenix Suns, prompting Stephon to bolt Phoenix and head home in what looks like the beginning of the end of the Marbury era.

No, I'm not making this up by the way....

How could anyone make this up?

To be fair to Steph, most of the blame is unfairly being put on him. He has been playing poorly, but so has Jamal Crawford, Eddy Curry, and Quentin Richardson. Of course, Mr. Starbury isn't making things much easier by not showing up to practice and most likely missing tonight's game. A class act would go to the game and play hard off the bench to try to get that starting job back.

While Steph has been a great person off the court (try finding a player in the NBA who has done more recently than he has), he isn't exactly the type of person you would call classy. After all, his pickup line for a Knicks intern was "are you going to get in the truck?"

This was the right move for Isiah to make though. This team needs a PG that will play defense and do a good job of feeding the other scorers which Stephon can't do consistently. Can Mardy Collins become that player? Its too early to tell but it looks like he does have the defense part down already.

Well, with that said, I will be the first to say goodbye Steph. You weren't the player we thought you were going to be for this franchise but at least you made it entertaining with your famous interviews (damn you YouTube for taking those classics down).

Today it was Stephon. Could Isiah be the next one? God I hope so.

Tune it tomorrow for another episode of "As the Knicks Turn."

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