Stephon Marbury Signs New Deal in China, Mentions Knicks in Tweet

TJ NagyAnalyst IIIAugust 26, 2011

I know most Knicks fans out there probably don't care at all about Stephon Marbury's career overseas in China, but it seems Marbury still hasn't forgotten about his tumultuous time in the Big Apple.

According to, after announcing his new deal on Twitter with the big-market Beijing Ducks, the man they call Starbury decided it was a good idea to mention Knicks head coach Mike D'Antoni and his former team, taking a small shot at how they treated the former All-Star during his last year in New York.

Here's the tweet that the Brooklyn native posted shortly after he announced that he was a Duck: "Is the way to try to see things. I thought the KnIcks and [D'Antoni] did me dirty but the really got me clean. GOD works out all things."

Just when you think Marbury and his stupid head tattoo are gone forever, he has to go and do something like this.   

As you may recall, Marbury's time in New York was nothing but one disaster after another. Traded to the Knicks in 2004, Marbury was immediately considered to be the messiah that would bring the Knicks back to the top of the Eastern Conference.

Instead, Marbury did nothing but have an attitude, feud with coaches and fail to live up to the potential that many people believed he was capable of. The Knicks never cracked 40 wins in a season with him at the helm and they were swept by the New Jersey Nets in their only playoff appearance.

This whole mess led to several horrible seasons of basketball in New York, and after reaching a buyout with Marbury in 2009, the Knicks are finally starting to get back on track and dig themselves out of the huge salary cap hole they put themselves in several years ago.  

For most Knicks fans, even thinking of the Stephon Marbury era brings back nothing but terrible memories at the Garden, including "Fire Isaiah" chants and watching Eddy Curry do nothing but sit on the bench and gain weight.

However, with New York basketball on its way back to the top, the city that never sleeps is finally starting to cheer for their Knickerbockers again.  

According to the tweet, if Marbury really believes that the Knicks and D'Antoni did him a favor by releasing him, then I guess I'll be the first to say:

You're very welcome, Starbury. Now stay over there in China.