Friday , Dec , 19 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Stephon Marbury Paid $2,600 for Seat, Spent Game on Cell Phone

Stephon Marbury’s publicity stunt at Staples Center Tuesday night didn’t come cheaply.

Marbury paid $2,600 for his courtside, front-row, baseline seat – which was face value, The Post has learned. Marbury, on his cell phone most of the night, watched the Knicks blow a 15-point halftime lead to the Lakers.

According to a Lakers’ official, a Marbury rep called the front office looking for two courtside seats for the game, but the club only had one left – the last seat along the baseline, in the corner. Marbury is making $21.9 million this season, but hasn’t played a minute.