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August 20, 2009 | Barry Stavro
Let's just say that job seekers probably aren't going to pick up any how-to tips from Stephon Marbury. The former NBA All-Star wasn't sharp last spring with the Boston Celtics, averaging 3.7 points and shooting 30% in the playoffs. Marbury, 32, became a free agent this summer and none of the 30 NBA teams seem interested. It didn't help that Marbury went on the Internet with a 24-hour video feed, saying he'd seen Jesus in the shower and bursting into tears while playing the song "Lean On Me."
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August 20, 2009 | Barry Stavro
Let's just say that job seekers probably aren't going to pick up any how-to tips from Stephon Marbury. The former NBA All-Star wasn't sharp last spring with the Boston Celtics, averaging 3.7 points and shooting 30% in the playoffs. Marbury, 32, became a free agent this summer and none of the 30 NBA teams seem interested. It didn't help that Marbury went on the Internet with a 24-hour video feed, saying he'd seen Jesus in the shower and bursting into tears while playing the song "Lean On Me."
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February 27, 2009 | Barry Stavro
According to Stephon Marbury, he'll be in a Boston Celtics uniform tonight for the first time when the Celtics play host to the Indiana Pacers. "The great thing is that [the Celtics] want me to play with them," Marbury told the New York Times. Instant Marbury analysis is at red-alert levels nationwide. Bob Ryan, the Boston Globe's Hall of Fame basketball columnist, likes adding Marbury to the team and said the point guard "will be on his best behavior" with the Celtics.
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March 1, 2009 | MARK HEISLER
If there's a guy who finally deserved a break, it's not Stephon Marbury, who isn't the devil incarnate but is the hardest-core, most clueless mercenary of his era. Nevertheless, there he is, in Boston, home of the Keepers of the Flame, where character is, or was, considered synonymous with tradition. It's not surprising that, even if the Celtics got a two-time All-Star for nothing, and their Big Three signed off on it, they're leery of rolling a Trojan, er, Knick Horse, into the cast.
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March 1, 2009 | MARK HEISLER
If there's a guy who finally deserved a break, it's not Stephon Marbury, who isn't the devil incarnate but is the hardest-core, most clueless mercenary of his era. Nevertheless, there he is, in Boston, home of the Keepers of the Flame, where character is, or was, considered synonymous with tradition. It's not surprising that, even if the Celtics got a two-time All-Star for nothing, and their Big Three signed off on it, they're leery of rolling a Trojan, er, Knick Horse, into the cast.
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February 26, 2009 | KURT STREETER
If, as expected soon, a certain surly New York point guard rides the northerly head winds and plants himself in Boston, the NBA firmament will seem suddenly a little more exciting, and the Lakers' most hated rival will get a sudden jolt of intrigue. In fact, judged in a certain way, with a premium on not knowing what's coming next, the Boston Celtics may well become the league's most exciting team. The point guard in question, you may know, is Stephon Marbury, basketball's biggest enigma.
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March 17, 2006
'You're the best guard in the league, and the team's 17-45. Yeah, it's the coach's fault.' Larry Brown,New York Knick coach, on Stephon Marbury. The Knicks are now 18-45 after defeating Atlanta in overtime on Wednesday.
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March 29, 1996 | Associated Press
Is one season at Georgia Tech enough to convince Stephon Marbury he's ready to play in the NBA? Although one of Georgia Tech freshman guard Stephon Marbury's older brothers said Marbury will declare for the NBA draft, Yellow Jacket Coach Bobby Cremins insists Marbury is still considering his options. Cremins said an announcement will be made Tuesday or Wednesday. * Wake Forest point guard Tony Rutland, a 6-2 sophomore, underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee.
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December 2, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Stephon Marbury was ordered Monday to stay away from the New York Knicks while the team looks for a resolution to the latest controversy surrounding the point guard. "After meeting with Stephon and his representative this afternoon, we have directed Stephon not to participate in practice or attend games until further notice," Knicks President Donnie Walsh said. "We want to continue to meet with him to discuss a long-term resolution."
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December 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan probably will sit out no more than a few games after injuring his ankle and knee. Duncan was hurt against Portland on Sunday, and the team said his MRI exam came back negative Monday. He has a sprained right ankle and will sit out Wednesday's game against Dallas, Spurs spokesman Tom James said. The injury will be reassessed this week, and Duncan probably will return in the next few games. "It's not a big deal at all," James said.
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February 27, 2009 | Barry Stavro
According to Stephon Marbury, he'll be in a Boston Celtics uniform tonight for the first time when the Celtics play host to the Indiana Pacers. "The great thing is that [the Celtics] want me to play with them," Marbury told the New York Times. Instant Marbury analysis is at red-alert levels nationwide. Bob Ryan, the Boston Globe's Hall of Fame basketball columnist, likes adding Marbury to the team and said the point guard "will be on his best behavior" with the Celtics.
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February 26, 2009 | KURT STREETER
If, as expected soon, a certain surly New York point guard rides the northerly head winds and plants himself in Boston, the NBA firmament will seem suddenly a little more exciting, and the Lakers' most hated rival will get a sudden jolt of intrigue. In fact, judged in a certain way, with a premium on not knowing what's coming next, the Boston Celtics may well become the league's most exciting team. The point guard in question, you may know, is Stephon Marbury, basketball's biggest enigma.
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February 25, 2009 | MARK HEISLER, ON THE NBA
We (heart) the Celtics? Lakers fans (heart) the Celtics? The team the Lakers and their fans used to love to hate, the one they yearn to see in June, to obliterate the memory of last spring -- not to mention other springs -- is back. Wild as it might be, that makes the Celtics local darlings between now and then. "The great dichotomy!" says radio host Vic "the Brick" Jacobs. "The ambivalence wracks my soul.
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January 18, 2009 | Mark Heisler
Quotage Meet Robin Hood Exiled New York guard Stephon Marbury, on his standoff with the Knicks, who are offering a $17.7-million settlement to his $21.7-million contract: "It's a billion-dollar company against me, basically, that's what it is." -- Where did our love go? New Orleans Coach Byron Scott, after Chris Paul and James Posey were ejected in a one-sided loss at Cleveland: "The true difference between the teams is [the Cavaliers] seemed like they were playing with a real purpose as far as winning the championship."
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December 21, 2008 | Mark Heisler
Now Steph is our martyr? Imagine the Knicks' delight when Stephon Marbury, barred from home games, discovered a loophole -- They didn't say anything about Staples Center! -- and bought a $2,600 courtside seat for their game against the Lakers. "I just wanted to see the game," Marbury said. "I miss it a lot." He spent much of it text-messaging friends with cameras trained on him, probably telling them to check him out on TV. No Knick acknowledged his presence.
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December 7, 2008 | MARK HEISLER, Heisler is a Times staff writer
Freedom's just another word for Stephon Marbury to misuse, or it's an even madder world than it used to be. If the continuing, intertwined sagas of the New York Knicks and LeBron James suggest there's something new and off-center in the world, welcome to the new millennium. It shouldn't be surprising if sports stars are dizzy. You would be too, if, as in the case of NBA stars, you got all that money that young and everyone bowed and scraped before you from the time you reached puberty.
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November 29, 2008 | Associated Press
. -- The New York Knicks suspended Stephon Marbury a game and docked him nearly $400,000 in salary Friday after claiming he refused to play in Wednesday's game when asked. The disgruntled guard insists he never told Coach Mike D'Antoni "no" and plans to appeal. Just another chapter in Marbury's turbulent tenure with his hometown team. Marbury was not at the team's practice facility Friday. The punishment likely accelerates a divorce between the Knicks and their one-time star.
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November 1, 2008 | Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA -- Elton Brand contributed 24 points and 14 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers rolled up a 116-87 victory Friday over the visiting New York Knicks, who put Stephon Marbury on the inactive list before the game. Earlier in the day Knicks Coach Mike D'Antoni had met with Marbury, who did not play Wednesday in the Knicks' 120-115 season-opening victory over the Miami Heat. Marbury asked the coach whether he was going to play against the 76ers.
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December 2, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Stephon Marbury was ordered Monday to stay away from the New York Knicks while the team looks for a resolution to the latest controversy surrounding the point guard. "After meeting with Stephon and his representative this afternoon, we have directed Stephon not to participate in practice or attend games until further notice," Knicks President Donnie Walsh said. "We want to continue to meet with him to discuss a long-term resolution."
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