Monday , Jun , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Stephon Marbury: I Was Almost Bought out

Had Thomas stayed in power, Marbury said he knows his contract would have been bought out after the season. In an interview with The Post yesterday, Marbury said his contract was nearly bought out in November amidst the Nov. 13 Phoenix fiasco, when Marbury left the Knicks reportedly because he wasn’t going to start anymore.

According to Marbury, Thomas did not just want him out of the starting lineup for Mardy Collins in November, Thomas wanted him out of the organization and sent him home to have his contract bought out. Marbury said he still doesn’t know how things changed the next day, when summoned back to Los Angeles, the talk of a buyout history.[http://www.nypost.com/seven/06232008/sports/knicks/marbury_speaks_116753.htm]