â†µStephen Marbury, please come to aisle Italy. According to The Post, Marbury -- who first mentioned Europe before anyone had even heard of Josh Childress -- still has eyes for that country. Maybe bigger ones than ever: â†µ
â†µâ‡¥While Marbury plans to play in the NBA this season - with the Knicks New York Knicks or another club if released - he still has plans of an Italian career. In fact, Marbury told The Post he will play as soon as next season, specifically aiming to join Milan.â†µI am all for Steph finding inner peace, but isn't it possible that Marbury sets the exodus's good name back four or five years? He's the ultimate outcast, cast-off, bad seed, and problem child. The NBA wanted Childress, but he chose Europe. Same for a few of those Euros. Marbury, he's going to have to beg for a roster spot in the Association once his Knicks deal is up. It's nice to think that D'Antoni will put in a good word for him with Milan (as the article suggests), but still, he'll be a refugee. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥"People just didn't understand and didn't know (last summer)," said Marbury. "When I made comments about playing overseas people took it out of perspective, thought I was talking about leaving while still playing for the Knicks. It was turned into something negative about going to Italy. Now it seems it's OK." â†µ
â†µAnd in one fell swoop, going overseas would definitely start to look like a JV move for Team LeBron.â†µ
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