With Stephon Marbury almost guaranteed to never suit up for the Knicks again, the focus has now turned to where he might want to play next. Steph is still traveling with the team, so he still garners the brunt of the media attention on the road. With nothing else to ask him about, most of the media in these NBA cities just ask him if he would ever consider playing for their local team.
Last night the Knicks were in San Antonio, and of course, there were queries about Steph possibly playing for the Spurs. Here is what Steph told the NY Post about the possibility of playing for the Spurs:
"Who wouldn't want to play for San Antonio?" Marbury told The Post last night. "To play with Tim Duncan, who would complain about that? That's a great organization, they win championships. They have a nice system and I like (Gregg) Popovich as coach. I can play 1 or the 2. If I was a free agent, yeah."
I pray to Jebuz that such a thing happens (I'm sure Goathair does too). Could you imagine Spurs Coach Greg Popovich and Steph knocking heads for an entire season? Plus, I would love to see Steph be the key to the Spurs turning their season around. Wouldn't it be ironic to have the guy that has been labeled the ultimate me first player to help the resurrect the ultimate team first franchise? And you can't say that Pop hasn't been able to handle guys that have been labeled hotheads. I mean, Stephen Jackson was big for them in the 2003 playoffs.
Of course, this is all moot at the current moment, as it doesn't seem like the Knicks are in any rush to release Marbury. With as bad as the Spurs season has gone so far, don't be surprised if Tim Duncan starts sporting "Free Starbury" t-shirts around town.