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Marbury Wants to Play with Garnett Again

The Celtics seem like the only team seriously interested in Stephon Marbury, and Marbury again reaffirmed his desire to play for the defending NBA Champions.

Marbury told reporters at Friday’s Timberwolves game (he was there to see his cousin, Sebastian Telfair) that he was interested in reuniting with former teammate Kevin Garnett. As a younger player, Marbury wanted to be the show and  seemed jealous that he was not the only budding star in Minnesota (KG was there as well).

“When I left here [in 1999], it wasn’t about basketball,” Marbury said of his time in Minnesota. “When I was younger, I had a different disposition as far as how I wanted to live life. Reuniting with Kevin is something that I would love. Going to Boston would be great for basketball and for fans to see Kevin and I reunited, like when we were younger. There is some hope, if I can get out of my contract and they’re interested in me. How can you deny the chance?”

One problem is that the Knicks and Marbury are negotiating a very complicated buyout. Marbury is complicating things because he wants almost all of the money he’s owed this season from the Knicks (upwards of $20 million). Also, the Knicks probably don’t want Marbury joining the division rival Celtics and helping them win an NBA title.

Marbury said during the T-Wolves TV broadcast that he sometimes regrets forcing a trade from Minnesota to the New Jersey Nets in 1999, especially when the T-Wolves were in the Western Conference Finals in 2004.

“Yeah, I have. I’m not going to sit here and say I have never thought about that. I watched the guys play in the [2004] Western Conference finals and I was like, ‘Man, I wish I was there playing with those guys.’ I’m not going to say that never happens, because it does.”

Should the Celtics sign Stephon Marbury?

  • Yes, definitely. (33%, 11 Votes)
  • Maybe, as long as he can be dropped if he's a problem. (24%, 8 Votes)
  • Yes, if Marbury plays on the bench only. (21%, 7 Votes)
  • No, he's a cancer. (18%, 6 Votes)
  • Not sure. (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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One comment for “Marbury Wants to Play with Garnett Again”

  1. That’s one ugly pic! haha.

    On a more serious note, why do the Celtics need Marbury? I guess he could be a useful insurance policy if there is an injury..

    Posted by Chris | January 4, 2009, 11:53 am

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