Friday , Nov , 28 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Stephon Marbury: I Wouldn’t Trust D’Antoni to Walk my Dog

Marbury also revealed:

* He hopes to meet with Walsh today.

* D’Antoni told Marbury’s teammates of the guard’s impending exile before the season opener – without informing him.

* He never refused to play, and would have played had D’Antoni given the order.

* His suspicion of D’Antoni is so deep, "I wouldn’t trust him to walk my dog across the street."

Walsh could attempt to fine Marbury for each game he does not play, starting with Wednesday’s loss to Detroit, when the decimated Knicks were down to two guards. That would amount to $199,000 per game (1/110th of Marbury’s $21.9 million wage, as the collective-bargaining agreement states).