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Posts Tagged ‘Stephon Marbury’

Ocho’s UStream Going Well

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Chad Ochocinco (insert Johnson joke here) is another athlete joining the UStream phenomenon, and like most user-interactive media, the responses are about what you’d expect. Some jock-riders, some that don’t like, and some random “Tupac is alive” stuff. In other words, it’s par for the course. The hater side is represented particularly well in the lead image, and perhaps it answers the question of what Chad is doing in his time awaysomething Marbury did NOT do.

Chad Ochocinco’s UStream.

Was That Stephon Marbury?!?!

Why, yes. Yes it was.

During the Chicago/Boston epic, ESPN’s go-to guy for all thing Boston — Bill Simmons — was pretty hard on Stephon Marbury, saying things like “Everything was in play. Or so I thought. Because I never imagined watching an NBA game in which Stephon Marbury was afraid to shoot.” Simmons also had some choice words after Game 6 while he was recapping which players stood out to him. Needless to say, his outlook on Marbury lacked confidence.

“Stephon Marbury destroyed what was left of his career.”

I have to wonder if, after Marbury’s game-saving fourth quarter, if he’d like to rethink his position? If not shooting during the Chicago series helped “kill” his NBA career, does 12 fourth quarter points in a must-win game for Celtics resurrect it?

The Only Fan Who Got Paid

Stephon Marbury

Talk about ballsy — well, that and supreme arrogance. With Stephon Marbury attending the Lakers/Knicks game in Los Angeles last night — as a spectator, a few things come to mind: First, this has to be one of the only times an NBA “fan” was paid a portion of $21 million to sit and watch his team, a team that wants absolutely nothing to do with him. They don’t want to trade him, they don’t want to release him. Oh, they tried the buyout, but there’s no way on heaven or earth Starbury is giving any of his contract back to the Knicks.

Nor should he.

More As the Starbury turns after the jump >>

Found: Someone Wearing Starburys


Much has been made of Stephon Marbury’s inexpensive shoes. From the time the price was first revealed to their familiar design; the brand’s struggles and his deal with Amazon, the Starbury brand is pretty infamous around the blogosphere.

However, no one has ever been captured or photographed in the wild with a pair on their feet. Until now. In the image leading this post, we have an daring individual from Kansas City sporting Stephon’s hot fashion. Because the above image is kind of blurry, here’s a screenshot of the Starbury model our young Kansas City-ite is rocking:


Personally, I think the brave soul should be commended. You never know when you’ll be out amongst your crew — a group that’s probably unaware of the Starbury brand so you can inflate the value and be even cooler — rocking your Patrick Ewing adidas lookalike Starburys and an enterprising blogger with a camera phone and good timing crosses your path.

The next thing you know, you’re feet* are on the Internet.

*The faces and defining characteristics have been removed to protect the innocent.

Did Starbury Copy Its Design?

Starbury Tat

In the wake of all the madness surrounding Stephon Marbury’s deal with Amazon and the incredibly interesting decision to tattoo his head, something occurred to me. Did the Starbury designers copy designs from other, more popular shoes?

It kinda looks like it:

Air Force

Add in the star from the Converse shoes that went with the University of Kentucky’s 1996 denim uniforms, seen here:

Converse Star

And you have the makings of some similar looking athletic gear — but maybe that’s just me responding to the summer doldrums kicking in.

Intentional Highlights: A Look Back At The Week That Was

Barry Bonds
It was a busy week for the sporting world, culminating in an adventurous night last night (Thursday, 11/15). Of course, the leading story was the federal indictment of Barry Bonds. Some people are claiming this was a witch-hunt on the part of the Feds and maybe it was. But if they do have a positive test for Bonds, then perhaps their hunting party was on target the whole time… I just wonder why it took so damn long to do something about it. Were they just sitting on the results, waiting until he completely asterisk-ized MLB’s record books?

Ray Ratto of the San Francisco Chronicle has a great write-up looking at some of the possible occurrences that lead to Bonds being indicted.

Dennis Dixon, Oregon’s BCS Championship Hopes Injured
Apparently, Thursday nights are a bad time for West Coast athletes. In their prime time match-up with the University of Arizona, a game that looked to solidify Oregon’s chances in the BCS race, Oregon QB Dennis Dixon reinjured his left knee in the 1st quarter, seemingly taking his team’s hopes for a BCS Championship and his shot at the Heisman trophy down with him.

Dixon was replaced by Ryan Leaf’s (yes, THAT Ryan Leaf) younger brother Brady, who was a paltry 22 of 46 for an underwhelming 146 yards and 2 interceptions and looked even worse than those stats suggest. A number of his 24 incomplete passes weren’t even in the same zip code as the “intended” receiver. At least we don’t have to worry about another Leaf melting down in the NFL.

Addicted to Quack has much more about last night’s disappointing Oregon loss.

Starbury, Isiah at Odds
New York Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury and coach Isiah Thomas apparently don’t like each… a lot. During a team flight to Phoenix, Thomas informed Marbury about his decision to keep the mercurial guard out of the starting line-up that evening. After that, all hell in the New York Knicks franchise broke loose.

Not to be outdone, King Lebron was kind enough to share his thoughts about Starbury’s actions. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see much sharing of the rock between these two. Ever.

A-rod Goes Crawling Back to the Yankees
After trying to steal the thunder from the Boston Red Sox World Series clinching victory and wasting the entire free world’s time, Alex Rodriguez wound up right back where he started (no, not Seattle): the New York Yankees for a cool $275 million over 10 years. I’m not sure how he’ll be able to live on that, but it’s worth a try. Personally, I would’ve held out for the $300 mil payday…

Talk about much ado about absolutely nothing. Next time you decide to waste everyone’s time, Alex, keep a muzzle on Boras.

This was just a cross-section of the stories that grabbed the attention of the sports world this week.  Enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you later.