The Starbury Saga: Will Any Team Pick Up the Dramatic Guard?

Brad NortonCorrespondent IAugust 13, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Stephon Marbury of the Boston Celtics attends Game Two of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Staples Center on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Stephon Marbury started the season benched by Mike D'Antoni and the Knicks management. He was then bought out by the Knicks and cleared waivers on Feb. 26, 2009.

A day later all the speculation came true as Marbury signed for the rest of the season with the Boston Celtics, only a day after clearing waivers. He didn't play that badly for the rest of the season.

So, come the end of the season/summer, Marbury was offered a contract for the veteran minimum by Boston to play for them in the 2009-10 season. Which if he was smarter and less selfish and greedy, he should and would have taken it.

Honestly, if he had thought of all the kerfuffle he caused in New York. He wouldn't have gambled on free agency. What team would sign a guy who was a total dick to his team in New York? 

Unfortunately for Marbury, he felt insulted by the Boston Celtics offer for the veteran minimum because in the beginning of the summer and probably all the way up until late July, "Starbury" thought he was still a $10 million player.

So, because he's a total dumbass, he thinks that offers of $10 million or more are going to be piling up. Now, he finds himself with no one (including teams outside the NBA) offering him a contract.

I haven't even heard any rumours of a team interested in him. I've heard rumours of offers for Mr. "we talkin' 'bout practice"/Mr. "I ain't playin off no bench" (Allen Iverson).

Now, I've heard about five or six teams have interest in A.I. But, none have interest in Marbury. At least, "Starbury" will come off the bench. Personally, I'd take Marbury over A.I.

This Greek team Olympiakos, seems to be interested in just about every NBA player and seems to have a bottomless pit of money. But, I haven't heard them having interest in "Starbury."

I think GM's got a little scared, after "Starbury TV." Personally, I just figured he was bored, lonely and just was doing random things and communicating with people to have fun.

He was a bit nutty at times, like here:

But, maybe he could perform it during the pre-game show. It could get the crowd all pumped and excited with laughter. I guess, what i'm getting at is, why won't any team pick up Marbury?

Will Marbury ever be picked up by a team? There has to be at least a couple teams out there, whether they're from Russia, Greece, or wherever that is interested in Marbury.

Nonetheless, he has accomplished being the most interesting man in the world this summer. Maybe, he'll get a life time achievement award for it (hahaha).

Good luck, Mr. "Starbury." Your career as a b-ball player may be in jeopardy.