Obscure Jersey Thursdays: Stephon Marbury

Mike DoyonCorrespondent IFebruary 8, 2008

Who cares about Stephon Marbury, right? After all, he hangs out with Ja Rule and Fat Joe while playing for the ridiculously awful New York Knicks and I'm not sure what's worse.

'Starbury' was originally drafted 4th overall by Milwaukee in the '96 entry draft but traded immediately to Minnesota where he excelled with Kevin Garnett.

Marbury ended up leaving for New Jersey after a fall-out with management. Following two uneventful years in Joyzee, he was traded to Phoenix for Jason Kidd.

Unfortunately for Stephon, the Suns weren't the run-and-gun powerhouse they are today and he was dealt to New York in early '04.

Things didn't get any better under the heavy lights of NYC. After several public spats with coach Larry Brown, Marbury was labeled "the most reviled athlete in New York" by two Newsday reporters.

All-in-all, it's been a rocky but lucrative journey across the Association for Mr. Marbury.

These days, the Knicks would like to trade his ass, but nobody wants him or the two years and $42 mill left on his scam...er...contract. (Straight Cash Homey.net)