Starbury examining the man in the mirror.
Okay, I have been holding out but finally gave in this morning. After weeks of controversy, I finally watched some clips of Stephon Marbury’s 24 hour webcast chronicling a day in a basketball outcasts bizarre life.
We all knew Steph was unique. I raised the question of whether he attended a course on appeasing the media during his time in Boston. His on court play was not exactly what we expected and his behavior off court wasn’t either. I think we expected at least one emotional outburst or off color commentary during Marbury’s short stint in Boston as much as we expected at least a glimpse of his former basketball self.
It is obvious that Marbury’s pent up aggression (both on and off court) had been saved for his 24 hour chronical into the bizarre daily life of this basketball wacko.
Swallowing Vaseline, getting rubbed down by one of his boys, crying in front of his webcam and his shirtless jirations to Barbie Girl were all I needed to see. I must say, though this webcast proved humiliating to the eccentric former all-star, it was kind of comically sad to see his oblivious destruction in such a self deprivating manner.
Even in the scenes where Steph was not acting like a total nut job, I still could not follow what he was ranting on about. It is a mystery to me how he has not yet been picked up by one of those celebrity reality TV shows. You know, the ones where celebrities make total idiots out of themselves in an attempt to revive their career.
Marbury’s bizarre online Odyssey raises some unique questions into this guy’s sanity. It’s not the first time a basketball player has acted in such fashion. Marbury has not yet reached Dennis Rodman’s drag queen status nor has he dated Madonna. Maybe Marbury should dress up like a woman to get some dates, then homophobes like Brendan Haywood would stop worrying about sharing a locker room with him.
Honestly, back in the 90’s, I didn’t care who Rodman dated, where he hung out and what color dress he wore, as long as he stopped pestering my Celtics with 20 rebounds and devastating defense. Fact is, Rodman channelled his completely outrageous and wacko behavior into aggressive and invaluable basketball when on the court.
So Steph, I don’t care if you are emotionally disturbed, gay, straight, lonely, dancing, or just plain nuts off the court as long as you channel that behavior into amazing play on the court.
Yes your off court outbursts may be a distraction now but you proved in 2009 that you can behave when you need to. You just didn’t prove you can still play consistently.
This is about basketball after all, isn’t it?
Well, whether Marbury will ever play in the NBA again is yet to be seen. If I were Danny, I would not let a webcast determine anything but the amount of money we pay him in taking another risk on a player that failed to show anything to us last year other then that he can smile, giggle, be polite, and give decent sound bytes to the media.
The fact is, we still need a true point guard to back up Rondo. Should it be the internet’s latest joke?
Check out the low lights of Marbury’s webcast and you be the judge of whether you would like to see him with our team’s name draped across his chest this season…
Marbury’s dance off to Barbi Girl
Marbury showing is sensitive side. Tears of a clown?
Marbury eating Vaseline
Marbury explaining why he ate Vaseline
Marbury dissing LeBron James – If you listen past Marbury’s ranting, he actually makes a little sense in this one.