I already called shenanigans on Stephon Marbury for taking 2 weeks off earlier this year when his father SUPPOSEDLY died. I guess I feel kind of bad now, since his father really did die. Still, Marbury has gone to great lengths to ensure that any credibility he may have earned would be speedily negated, as he conveniently steps out of the season to have surgery on his ankle. The crux of this little ESPN tidbit lies in the following:
The Knicks -- who have made it clear the surgery was Marbury's choice -- said it was successful.
Wow, even this guy's own hopelessly mismanaged team doesn't buy his garbage any more. This season, Marbury has been averaging a career low of 13.6 points per game (I'm pretty sure that's what I averaged my junior year of high school)... am I really to believe that he genuinely needs this surgery? No way. Opting to have season-ending surgery? No athlete does that. He's just mad because Coach doesn't like him and he doesn't get to score enough, and now he's running away like the whiny brat he is. What a loser. He's one step above the nerdy, asthmatic kid who fakes injuries to get out of gym class. Actually, make that one step below, because we all know that that "nerdy" kid is the one who holds the key to the hot-but-secretly-deep popular girl's heart and will ultimately win her away from her arrogant jock boyfriend (who will most likely end up with tomato sauce or something spilled on him at some point). Advantage: nerd.
I swear I wrote this post because I thought it would be of general interest, and NOT because I feel the need to hate on teams from New York.