Saturday, November 17, 2007

'Missing' Knick Was In Coney

Earlier this week, Knicks player Stephon Marbury seemingly disappeared, right in the middle of his teams losing streak out on the west coast. The New York Times has reported, however, that what seemed like an act of desertion was apparently an act of loyalty. Apparently, Marbury had rushed immediately rushed home to Coney Island upon hearing of the death of " 'legendary street-ball mentor' Robert Williams." The times quoted Marbury's high school coach as saying, " 'there comes a time when you have to stop what you're doing, even if it is playing professional basketball, and pay your respects.' "

With so many stories these days about the irresponsible antics of arrogant professional athletes, it's nice to hear a story about a professional ball player who remembers where he came from, and has the class to pay respect to the people who helped him get where he is today. Especially when the place he came form is Coney Island.

Update: Why Knick Was AWOL [The Lede]

- post by Ben Nadler

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