"Stephon is the worst teammate I've ever had," Tim Thomas told me an hour after the Suns had eliminated the Clippers, echoing the sentiments of Jayson Williams, Keith Van Horn, Kurt Thomas and several Suns and Knicks who wish to remain anonymous. "We grew up together, yet the whole time I was with the Knicks he never talked to me. Not once. Not until I was traded did he say anything. When I was leaving he came over and gave me an I-Pod he'd bought as a going-away present. He even installed hip hop music. They don't come any weirder!"
That is ridiculous for Marbury to act like that, especially since his position and the fact that his contract makes him the franchise of all of his teams makes him a guy that should be the leader.
I wonder if its just Thomas that he didn't talk to (who I wouldn't want to talk to either).
Marbury is a great talent, hall of fame level numbers every year. But I think it will take him being on a team with him being the obvious number 2, and him getting along with that first option for him to truly win. Someone maybe like KG coming over, which I think is possible.