Apparently, now is the time for those bad NBA teams to start playing the blame game and the game going on between Knicks coach Larry Brown and Stephon Marbury is a real humdinger. A few days back Stephon said it was time for "Starbury," his alter ego, to return since he has tried to do it the coach's way but it has produced a stunning disaster. Starbury then decided to call Brown insecure and coach responded by saying by calling Starbury's talent into question. (YaySports has a great recap of all of this.) This is beginning to sound like a Hollywood feud and I, for one, can't wait until Steph calls Larry a fat cow.
Anyway you slice it, the Knicks have had a horrible season and there is plenty of blame to go around for the turd the team has laid this year. The Knicks have a huge payroll, a world-class coach, and some talented players, but only have a 17-45 record this year. Blame Isiah Thomas for putting together a very expensive team with some good talent but has no chemistry and no real big man. Blame Larry Brown for not being able to get through to his players and install a system that works with the talent they have. Blame Stephon Marbury and the players because they are ultimately the ones responsible for winning and losing. Nobody can go around saying "Whoever smelt it dealt it" because everybody in the Knicks locker room has ripped a big one.