Thursday , Dec , 27 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Isiah Thomas and Stephon Marbury Off Again?

Stephon Marbury has missed eight of the Knicks’ 12 games – including Wednesday night’s game against the Magic – since his dad, Don, died of a heart attack after falling ill while watching the Knicks-Suns game Dec.2 at the Garden. The Knicks have granted Marbury all the time he needs to mourn his father. But last week Marbury filed a grievance through the players’ association to challenge the Knicks’ decision to fine him one game check (approximately $180,000) for leaving the Knicks on the eve of their game in Phoenix on Nov. 13 after learning he was being pulled from the starting lineup…(Click here for more from the New York Daily News.)