It looks as though the long saga is finally over. Stephon Marbury and the Knicks have agreed on a buyout, meaning Marbury is free to sign with any team. In fact, word on the street is that Steph has already committed to signing with the Boston Celtics.
Knicks fans can now rejoice, as every team that Stephon has ever left has gotten better. The Minnesota Timberwolves reached the Western Conference finals post-Stephon. The Nets were back to back NBA finalists A.M. (After Marbury), and the Phoenix Suns increased their win total by about a billion after Stephon's dismissal. So yes Virginia, there may be better times ahead for the New York Knicks.
Celtics fans? They may want to duck, as the biggest question regarding the franchise killer might be how to change that tattoo on his head, as 3 and 33 are retired by the club.
(But imagine if Stephon actually hits a buzzer beater to put the Celtics in the finals for the second straight season ... that would be enough to drive a Knicks fan to drink, or perhaps consider hurling himself off a bridge.)
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