HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Coney Island could be returning to New York.
It’s not what you think: the Knicks aren’t reconciling with Stephon Marbury -also known as the man who eats Vaseline and calls his wife his ‘better ho’ in a televised interview. Besides, Marbury isn’t done hawking kicks in China.
The Knicks are instead talking to the Minnesota Timberwolves about acquiring his less talented (but less insane) cousin Sebastian Telfair.
The Knicks do need a back-up for table-setter Ray Felton. Telfair will be available once the Timberwolves get Jonny Flynn back from injury.
Coming home might be trouble for Telfair, who was once arrested in New York on gun possession charges with childhood friends. There was also a bizarre incident involving Brooklyn rapper Fabolous and an expensive chain.
Much of this isn’t Telfair’s fault. As a high school prodigy, he was given too much too soon -including being the subject of the documentary Through The Fire.
So Telfair and the city of New York have history. The Knicks need to think if they want to take such a risk on a back-up point guard.
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