Just in case y'all missed it, New York Knicks GM Isiah Thomas brought in Stephon Marbury as his cornerstone towards bringing an NBA championship to The Big Apple. One All-Star point guard reaching out to another. Marbury, in all his valor, arrived as a major piece of the championship puzzle. His arrival signaled the teams' first true superstar since Patrick Ewing's departure in 2000. As a Knick fan, I haven't been this excited since 2002 when Latrell Sprewell returned to Madison Square Garden and gave seated Chairman James Dolan a mouthful in front of the packed-audience. It didn't matter that Sprewell was now a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves when he embarrased the deserving Dolan, his outburst provided thrill and even closure to me as a heartbroken fan.
A buzzer-beater later, has Mr. Marbury finally arrived in New York?
Marbury is officially a New York Knick. Wake up the dogs and call the neighbors. Finally, the young kid from Coney Island has come back to New York. Already a playground legend as a youth and having attended Abraham Lincoln HS in Brooklyn, the explosive and incredibly-gifted veteran player had always dreamed of one day playing for the hometown Knicks. And fans having always dreamed the same. Now, the dream has become a reality. Everyone has waited long enough. Marbury's arrival also signals the return of big-time basketball in the city that never sleeps.