When Starbury didn't show up to the Knicks shoot around in Phoenix this morning it became clear that earlier reports that the Knicks and Marbury weren't seeing eye-to-eye were in fact true. When we later learned that Marbury had in fact left the team (and the state of Arizona), well, that's when things got weird.
First Isiah told reporters that the problem was "in house," then the coach went on to talk about the issue with reporters. He said there was no problem and that he hoped Marbury would be at the game, giving the impression that Zeke thought Marbury was at the very least in Phoenix. The only problem was that unbeknownst to Isiah, Marbury was on a plane to NYC. And when Marbury touched down, he did what any normal professional athlete would do, he immediately texted the New York Post. In this text he told the Post that he received permission from from Isiah to go back to New York, which seems a little odd considering Isiah seemed to suggest that he thought Marbury would show up for tonight's game. It would seem someone's not telling the truth. It's hard to fathom how a civil jury didn't buy MSG's side of the story in the sexual harassment trial given how honest these guys are with the media. God this team is fucked up.
But if you want to know the real truth about the matter, the Smittblog has intercepted the exclusive text message sent from Marbury to Zeke as well Starbury's text to former Knicks intern Kathleen Decker as soon as he touched down this afternoon:
"Zeke, OMG! WTF? YCT ESPN was BS Dawg! GFYMF! GGN, some GLG is gonna SMB. PITMEMBOAM"Followed by:
"KD, WU? NMHJC. IWSN. RUUP4IT? Meet me at 1174 so I can TTA. LMFAO! SYS."
(if you have no clue what any of this means, here's the cipher)