Stephon Marbury says he would not be open to returning to the Knicks

With Jeremy Lin likely out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury and Amar’e Stoudemire still sidelined with a bulging disk, the Knicks’ future is looking grim. If Lin was the missing piece New York needed to make a deep run in the playoffs, they are now extremely short on back court help. Ironically enough, former Knick Stephon Marbury led Beijing to its first CBA championship in franchise history earlier this week. He scored 42 points in the final game of the series. New York is in need and Marbury has resurrected his career. Could it be? Nope.

The NY Post emailed Marbury on Saturday night to ask would he would say if the Knicks came calling. He responded with one word: “NOTHING.”

The idea of Marbury returning to the Knicks is obviously extremely far-fetched, but the thinking was that it was Mike D’Antoni he despised — not the organization. The D’Antoni part is certainly true, as evidenced by Marbury’s Twitter rant after the former Knicks coach resigned, but he finally has a good thing going. Marbury’s NBA career ended in embarrassing fashion. In China, people like him so much that they’re willing to tattoo his face on their leg. Why come back?

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  • http://twitter.com/ILoveBeijing517 ILoveBeijing

    As a Chinese, I don’t really understand why people in NewYork are so disagreeable on Stephon. Because of his videos on youtube? Well, I wanna say, everyone will undergo his low ebb in life, and even maybe some people just give up the life, but Stephon overcomes the difficulties and finds himself, why do you guys and American media still say and write something bad about him? When people laughing at his crying while he was listening a song, or his eating Vaseline, don’t you think you are such an inhuman person, don’t you think the country is so cruel? Seeing someone getting in trouble, you do not give any help, but just laughing at him, is there any love in your guys hearts? As a Beijinger, I love Marbury and not only because he makes our dream of getting the CBA championship come true, but also his spirits inspire me and lots of Chinese people. Maybe it’s jus the right place right people at the right time. Love is love.