Providing us a fantastic break from the monotony is the never dull Stephon Marbury, who now has a blog on the NY Post. His latest revelation is that he will play in Italy when his contract is up in 2 years.
This will be my 12th season in the league. When my contract is up in two years, I want to go play overseas in Italy and retire over there.
For my 14th pro season, I want to go when I can still go hard and give the people what they want. I'm looking at how David Beckham is getting love for coming here. He's 32. I'll be 32 at the end of my Knicks' contract. Imagine if someone told him not to follow his heart to play soccer in the U.S.
I want to do the same thing for basketball and spread the Starbury Movement so people all around the world can benefit. I want to make things affordable for everybody.
Perhaps the best part of that blog entry was the first comment from a reader:
You're so far gone, it's hopeless. Scientologists wouldn't accept you because you're too crazy, even for them.
Since money isn't everything, how about you ask the Knicks to let you out of the last 2 years of your contract and you can leave for Italy tomorrow? That way the "Starbury Movement" can start touching the rest of the world even sooner. After all, poor Italian youth are notorious for using basketball shoes as status symbols. They're just begging for a 10 Euro basketball shoe, so they don't have to shell out for the expensive Gucci ones.
While you're over there, maybe the Pope will finally make you a Saint.
Arrivederci Looney Tunes.
Should Be Unnecessary Disclaimer: The views of the above reader do not reflect this blog. I actually would love to see Steph in the wonderful country of Italy (which I also fell in love with earlier this year).