Steph Needs Help

By MXL on 7/30/2009 06:40:00 PM

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My man Scoop Jackson breaks down Starbury's breakdown.

For years, it seemed like he'd reach this low, but no one knew what it was going to look like. From the day of his strange TV interview on WNBC's "Mike'd Up" to his perplexing testimony in the Isiah Thomas sexual harassment case to the day he had his own design tattooed on the side of his head, it seemed that he was sliding down a slope that was out of his realm of control.

All the good and bad in his life eclipsed by his attempt to find empathy. Forgotten is how he tried to make shoes affordable, so that it would help put kids' priorities back into a safe and less materialistic place. Forgotten is what he had to deal with in playing for a team that tried to take the game of basketball away from him by not playing him for a year. Forgotten is that the same team waited until after a game to tell him that his father was taken by ambulance from the arena and later died. Forgotten is that he's loyal to a fault when it comes to his family.

None of that matters. Nothing does. Because the Stephon Marbury you either loved or hated has disappeared.

Read his entire piece here.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the video Scoop's talking about after the stretch.


Supplier: ESPN Page 2

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