Former Knick and Net Stephon Marbury seems to be enjoying his retirement from professional basketball, content in being a respected elder statesman of the game and something of a New York City legend after growing up in Coney Island.
Needless to say, Starbury is very connected to NYC and the Lincoln High alum took Fox Sports analyst and professional loudmouth Doug Gottlieb to task over comments he made about New York City’s abilityto produce basketball talent.
Gottlieb drew Marbury’s ire Monday with a typically (wrong) provocative tweet from last week.
“Biggest myth in basketball...NYC has ball players,” Gottlieb wrote. He was flooded with the names of current NBA and college players from the city.
Marbury jumped all over this Gottlieb’s comment like a loose ball, replying to a Twitter user who said that Gottlieb was still holding a grudge after being beaten by Marbury and God Shammgod back in high school in the early 1990s. Shammgod attended La Salle Academy.
In a series tweets Marbury just absolutely roasted Gottlieb on a spit referencing an 1996 arrest and an old basketball camp matchup that did not end in Gottlieb’s favor.
The reference to Gottlieb’s 1996 credit card theft charge was an especially nice touch, but my favorite part of that one is that he quote-retweeted Kenny Anderson. Any time three of New York City’s best point guards can come together and crush Doug Gottlieb, it’s a good day.
Gottlieb’s bullet-riddled corpse has wisely gone back to its lane and spent the day tweeting clips of his radio show and articles about Tiger Woods.
Marbury, meanwhile, should think about writing a book.