Monday, December 1, 2008

The Marbury Howler

This afternoon Henry Abbott took me by surprise when he wrote that the Spurs are among those teams he wouldn't be surprised to see make a run at Marbury. Henry wrote:
The Spurs have such a strong culture that they have the latitude to carry a knucklehead or two without worrying that it will impact the locker room. And they can always use athleticism and backcourt scoring punch off the bench. Gregg Popovich was an assistant on the 2004 Olympic team that featured Marbury, so for better or worse they have a history. The deal-breaker might be Marbury's reputation as a poor defender.
Mike Monroe has now countered by writing:
We've written it before, and we're writing it again, and we hope this is the last time we have to knock down this bit of lunacy. Take this to the back as informed speculation: The Spurs have no interest -- zero, nada, zippo, zilch -- in signing Stephon Marbury. Not for any amount, including the pro-rated veteran minimum salary.
It says here that truer words have never been spoken. Thank you, Mike Monroe. If there was ever cause for a 101 Reasons Why the Spurs Would, this is it. I'm not gonna take the time to rattle off 101, but I will get the ball rolling.
  1. Marbury is 800 different kinds of crazy
  2. Zero Minutes Available
  3. The Spurs have strict regulations against parking lot sex
  4. Larry Brown Love
  5. Manu would kill him
  6. Tim Duncan would kill him
  7. Popovich would do unthinkably worse, and no one would ever know
Feel free to add to my list in the comments.

Ed. Note: This is not the first time we have addressed this absurd notion.

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