Wednesday , Mar , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Stephon Marbury Still Banned from MSG

Lebron James is going to show up at the Garden Wednesday, but what about Stephon Marbury? Isiah Thomas said Tuesday that he expects the injured point guard to be in attendance when the Knicks play the Cavs Wednesday, but he might want to relay the message to Marbury. A source close to the situation told the Daily News Tuesday that Thomas has never informed Marbury that he is allowed to attend home games.

The source said Marbury, who hasn’t been at the Garden since he had season-ending ankle surgery Jan.22, wants to join his teammates at home games but wouldn’t ’embarrass’ himself by showing up where he is not welcome. Thomas said before Monday’s game against the Hornets that Marbury would be there, but he never appeared at the Knicks’ 100-88 loss to New Orleans.  Click here for more from the New York Daily News.