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Stephon Marbury Coming Alive at the Right Time

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

When the Boston Celtics signed Stephon Marbury back on February 27, 2009, a lot regarding his character and impact on the Celtics' title defense was questioned. However, if anyone was following the New York Knicks early on in the year, he seemed to be a more mature player.

Willing to accept a back up role to Chris Duhon, a player who isn't even his caliber, because he did not want to upset the Knicks new coach Mike D'Antoni and Knicks management. Duhon has even stated in preseason how much Marbury had helped him and embraced him.

That was not good enough for coach D'Antoni, who apparently believed his personal dislike for Marbury was more important than the team's win/loss record which dropped late in the season due ...

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