by Craig Kwasniewski
So I'm reading that Stephan Mabury's benching is a distraction to the 2008-09 Knicks and that his contract needs to be bought out.
Here's my thought: WHY?
Why should the Knicks help out the NBA's biggest cancer and buy him out? Why should "Starbury" be allowed to escape a mess that he caused? Why should he be shipped to a another team with a shot at a second chance and possible re-newall? (And this happens all the time in professional sports, a malcontent attaches himself to a winner and is praised for finally "getting it" and "maturing" when the mess he leaves behind continues to be just that... a mess.)
The Knicks have the money to do the right thing and keep Marbury where he should be; on the bench slowly rotting away with no chance of ever playing in the NBA ever again. This needs to be Spreewell 2.0, where Laterell turned down several offers because he needed to feed his kids only to find nothing on the table the next year.
Send a message to all players, bad contracts and bad attitudes will not be saved via buyouts. Let Starbury fade... on the bench in a suit. It's not like the Knicks were playoff contenders this year anyway. So send a message to the other potential malcontents and scrap heap from the Isiah Thomas regime, shape up or sit your ass down!
Keep Marbury and sit his ass down!!!