Ex-NBA star Stephon Marbury goes head to head with media online


stephon-marbury-greenStephon Marbury clearly had some thoughts to let out, and he did just that with a pair of tweets directed at media members who were seemingly critical of the former NBA player.

Marbury’s first response to media came after Frank Isola of the New York Daily News tweeted that “Quentin (Richardson) and Kurt (Thomas) have something else in common. During their Knick careers both had to be restrained from beating up Stephon Marbury. Truth.”

Marbury replied “@FisolaNYDN yeah and I had to stop some cats from turning your lights out.”

The tweet was over five months ago but clearly Marbury recently took offense to Isola bringing up the old news. Isola is referring to incidents that occurred when Marbury was a member of the Knicks.

In both cases, the Knicks star player got into heated exchanges with teammates that nearly led to altercations.

On a lighter note, Marbury’s second reply to media was much less disturbing.

Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld quoted Tracy McGrady saying that he’s been able to handle aging better than Gilbert Arenas and Marbury. It’s clear Marbury has been digging up tweets, as Kennedy’s is dated June 7.

“Tracy McGrady on how he returned to NBA when guys like Stephon Marbury and Gilbert Arenas haven’t: “They don’t have the value that I have”,” Kennedy tweeted.

To that, Marbury replied: “@AlexKennedyNBA if you believe that you believe in fried ice cream”.

The quote may not be that out of line, McGrady was the only one out of the trio to play in the league last season. Marbury spent last year in the Chinese Basketball Association with the Beijing Ducks, meanwhile, Arenas played with the Shanghai Sharks, also in the CBA.

Marbury was a 2-time All-Star in the NBA, averaging 19.3 ppg, 7.6 apg in 846 career NBA games (816 started).

As the summer is winding down, with more than half of August in the past, the Drew League playoffs are here, and on August 15, a playoff battle waged between Stephon Marbury of Hard Times and The Kings of LA.

The Kings of LA feature current and past NBA players, Amir Johnson, Mike Taylor and Dorell Wright.

Those three combined for 72 of their team’s 100 points as they defeated Marbury’s squad 100-85 to become the first team to reach the century mark in the Drew League playoffs. They move on to the semifinal round.

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