|Steph rolls out more MarburyTV||07.27.09 at 12:32 pm ET|
Marbury TV — a project of former C’s point guard Stephon Marbury — was originally supposed to just run through the weekend, but he’s continued things. Catch the fun right here — press the start button for his live video feed…
|Go Inside Marbury’s World||07.25.09 at 12:44 am ET|
As we mentioned earlier, Stephon Marbury decided to stream live video for 24 hours on UStream, a site which incorporates video with social media. Below is the introduction to his broadcast, a glimpse into his world as he dons a pair of Celtics shorts.
|Marbury 24-hour live stream||07.24.09 at 10:06 am ET|
Stephon Marbury enjoyed putting the power of the media into his own hands when he joined Twitter earlier this year.
“i like the direct connection to the fans. no espn, no local news, just me and twitterland,” he Tweeted.
Now Marbury is taking that connection one step further. Beginning at 6am today, he is streaming his life for 24 hours on USTREAM. Check it out here and interact with him via Twitter (@starburymarbury).
|Report: Teams interested in Marbury||07.04.09 at 2:19 pm ET|
The Boston Celtics may not have Stephon Marbury in their long-term plans, but other teams around the league are reportedly expressing interest. According to the Boston Globe, Marbury was disappointed by the Celtics’ one-year, $1.3 million offer and effectively announced his departure in an email: “Thank you Boston for allowing the world to see me play again after all that went on in N.Y. The fans treated me with open arms and that’s all anyone can ask for.”
The New York Post has reported the Washington Wizards are the favorite to land Marbury while the Sacramento Kings have also inquired about the veteran guard. Marbury played for Wizards head coach Flip Saunders when Saunders coached the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Talks of Marbury reuniting with Saunders began in May when the New York Daily News reported Marbury reached out to his former coach nearly every day during the Celtics playoff run.
|Reports: Marbury interested in Wizards?||05.26.09 at 9:58 pm ET|
Last week former Boston Celtic Sam Cassell was hired as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Now there are reports indicating another Celtic PG may be interested in the Wiz.
According to the New York Daily News, Stephon Marbury contacted Wizards head coach Flip Saunders nearly every day during the playoffs. The Daily News reported, Saunders “would strongly considering adding Marbury to the roster if there is a vacancy.” Saunders coached Marbury, as well as Cassell and Kevin Garnett, during his tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Marbury is one of five members of the 2009 Celtics squad who will be exploring free agency this summer.
|Rivers: “We have to improve our team”||05.19.09 at 11:54 am ET|
Last summer the biggest question was simple: Will the Celtics re-sign James Posey? This summer, more than a third of the team could be affected by free agency.
On Tuesday, Doc Rivers discussed the future of the Celtics bench WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan.” With the exception of Glen Davis, who replaced Kevin Garnett in the starting lineup, all of the Celtics free agents are reserves.
“Just think this year if Kevin was healthy and Leon was healthy, that makes our bench 10 deep. … Those two guys being out really shortened our bench,” Rivers said. “But we have to improve our team. There’s no doubt about that. We don’t have to make any changes, but definitely have to make some additions.”
The Celtics will have to decide the futures of Davis, Leon Powe, Eddie House, Stephon Marbury, Mikki Moore, and Gabe Pruitt in the offseason. Davis (restricted) and Marbury (unrestricted) are poised to make the most money of the group. So who is more likely to return to Boston?
“Baby, it will probably come down to what he can get on the open market,” said Rivers. “With Steph, it will probably come down to what we can get on the open market.”
The ironic part is none of the Celtics free agents play the role the Celtics are most looking to fill. They still have not figured out how to account for the loss of Posey.
“Number one, the one spot no one talked about all year, was the small forward spot,” Rivers said. “We need a small forward who can defend, who can make shots and give Paul (Pierce) a blow. I thought Paul, all year, had to guard the best guys all game. Whenever we took him out, we went small.
“We put Ray Allen in at small forward, which is a tough matchup. You could see it in the Orlando series. You were almost scared to take Paul off the floor because when you did, Ray Allen was now guarding the Terkoglus or the Rashard Lewises of the world. They went straight to the post, just like every other team did.”
|Starbury to the rescue||05.13.09 at 1:05 am ET|
On Tuesday night, Glen Davis felt like he was back in high school, watching one of his NBA idols tear it up on the floor.
Only this time, Davis had a much better view than on TV. Davis was playing next to Stephon Marbury as the reserve guard came off the bench to re-energize his Celtic teammates at the most crucial point of the playoffs so far, helping deliver a stunning 92-88 come-from-behind win over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 at the Garden.
“I grew up watching Stephon Marbury,” Davis said. “And there’s no doubt, I know he can play this game. Everyone’s seen Stephon Marbury play this game. He’s just got to get into the rhythm and the flow of our team. It’s hard to come from a (place) where he dominated the ball when he played as a star in this league and to come to where there’s a system and you’ve got to pass and create.”
Marbury scored 12 points in 14 minutes and helped the Celtics finally find their groove against an Orlando defense that looked solid, if not dominant, for three quarters. Read the rest of this entry »