With the news surfacing yesterday that Mike D’Antoni had resigned as head coach of the Knicks, a certain self-conscious someone that once played under New York’s former coach went on a tweeting spree. Stephon Marbury, who has seemingly disappeared off the face of the planet over the past few years, never saw eye-to-eye with D’Antoni when he took over in New York toward the end of Stephon’s time with the Knicks. Like Carmelo Anthony, Marbury felt he was not utilized properly in D’Antoni’s system. It didn’t help that Marbury had been going off the deep end at that point in his career.
With that in mind, it is easy to understand why Stephon turned his Twitter page into a D’Antoni hate website late Wednesday night. Here are a few of the highlights that Ball Don’t Lie called our attention to:
If you say a coach isn’t going to last in a city and he lasts three more years, does that mean you called it? Bill Belichick will one day no longer be the coach of the Patriots. I’m calling it now. Remember, you heard it here first. Marbury was also kind enough to respond to some of his followers, including one who asked about Jeremy Lin. Don’t worry, Knicks fans — Starbury says Lin is safe.
Good to hear from you, Stephon. You called it.Google+