Marbury Talks Smack About Melo & Amare
Stephon Marbuy blasts Melo & Amar’e as a horrible combo destined to lose.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Who is Marbury to comment on being a team player?
Listening to Stephon Marbury critique others on not being team players is like listening to Bernie Madoff lecture about financial ethics. News flash: Madoff ran the biggest ponzi scheme the world’s ever seen ripping off millions of Americans for billions of dollars and Stephon Marbury will go down in history as one of the NBA’s most selfish point guards.
Well, Mr. Marbury now appears to see himself as the guru of team-ball and a bit of an expert on chemistry too. He weighed in this week on how bad Melo and Amar’e are a duo by saying, “Amar’e needs a point guard like Steve Nash (to thrive). He’s a pick-and-roll guy, a pick-and-pop guy. He can’t play in the half court where everything’s slowed down.”
Marbury went on to accuse Knick management of either being incompetent or simply not caring about winning and only about money by saying, “I don’t know if (Knicks owner James) Dolan brought him in to win games or to make money,” Marbury said. “I think it was to make money.
Perhaps the scariest thing about all these rants is he’s actually right. Amar’e will continue to struggle in the slowed down Melo-centric offense the Knicks appeared committed to run. This is a horrible duo and a complete mismanagement of talent. The Knicks front office has made horrible decision after horrible decision and one must wonder whether they have anyone there that understands the game of basketball and talent evaluation at all. They continue to simply acquire mismatched players and coaches with no regard for how the pieces fit together. New York is arguably the worst front office in the NBA and even though Marbury knows next to nothing about how to play with a team, he apparently does know of to evaluate one. Maybe the Knicks should hire him.
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