Lots of Starbury news this morning. Let's get right to it. Marc Spears has the latest on the time frame:
Two NBA sources said that once the two-time All-Star clears waivers – which is expected to be Friday morning – he will sign with the Celtics for a prorated veteran minimum of $1.3 million for the rest of the season. If he signs Friday, he could be in uniform against Indiana that night.
Sounds good to me, especially since I have a ticket for Friday night's game.
Yet, Marbury will make himself a spectacle with the Celtics. He’ll say stupid things and act the clown, and it won’t be long until Boston is measuring risk and reward with him. When the pressure gets too much for him, the burden of performance overwhelming, Marbury will do something to self-destruct.
Boston is selling a little of its soul, a little of its championship heritage, to take on Marbury as a mercenary.
Now, Starbury takes a deep breath and starts on his way to the Boston Celtics. Deep down, he’s terrified. Somehow, Starbury has to summon Stephon. That’s a big problem for him now, because Stephon Marbury knows better than anyone that Stephon Marbury is a loser.
It's tough to argue with any of those points. We can just cross our fingers and hope for the best. Corey Dillon and Randy Moss both came to New England with baggage and they worked out just fine.
John compares the Marbury marriage to a Nascar race:
Everyone will be now be watching for two reasons: to see who wins, and to see if there's a huge wreck.
In other news, Mikki Moore will be wearing green for tonight's game against the Clippers (Check back later for my advanced scouting report).
Raffle Ticket Update: I'm awaiting one more check and once it arrives, the raffle will be full. I hope to hold the drawing by the end of this week. Thanks!!!
Today's Links: Herald – Green Light for Stephon | Rotten Big Apple Run Comes to End | NY Post – Dead to Knicks, Marbury to Celtics | One Chance to be Steph of Legends |ESPN – Marbury Could Have Big Impact | SI – Smith No Ordinary Joe |
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