Marbury Chooses Pasta Over Big Apple

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Oh, the joys of Italy: The Sistine Chapel, Venetian canals, exquisite food and overpaid, pass-first point guards. New York Knicks point guard [Stephon Marbury], or “Starbury” as he calls himself, already has travel plans after his contract expires in 2009. The extremely talented, much maligned former All-Star would like to [move to Italy](

Marbury, who visited Rome, Milan, Venice and Tuscany with his wife in May, said he’d like to play there after his contract expires in two years because he doesn’t believe the Knicks will re-sign him due to his [knee tendonitis]. “I’m not just thinking of doing it, I’m going to do it,” he said. “My wife loved it there.”

The 32-year-old-point guard also said he believes the Knicks are on the verge of winning a championship right now, so it’s very possible he forgot his sanity in Europe and nothing he says is credible. Then again, anyone who refers to himself in the third person as “Starbury” probably wasn’t very sane to begin with.

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