Thursday , Dec , 18 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Stephon Marbury: I’ll Sit out the Season if I Have to

During halftime, Marbury, wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans, said he’s willing to sit out the season, though he acknowledged he’s speaking to other teams. One of them, a source said, is Miami.

"I’m not worried about that," Marbury said. "All I got to do is get free. Once I get free, the team I’m going to go to a lot of people will be shocked. All the people who say nobody wants me on their team, I’m all different things, a cancer, that’s not what’s going on."

Marbury, who has a place in L.A., decided to come out here to train and work on his Starbury business. Negotiations with the Knicks are at a stalemate.

"I’m earning my check by doing nothing," Marbury said. "I’m enjoying it to the fullest. I can go in and out of the country when I want during the season. They’ll make a decision when they’re ready to make a decision. I’m getting healthy, adding two, three years to my career. This has been great for me, able to heal."