Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury grew up in Brooklyn, so perhaps it's only natural he now has a beef with longtime Knicks tormentor Michael Jordan. To be clear, Marbury's issues with Jordan, now the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcatrs, stem not from his dominance as a basketball player, but from what Marbury perceives as Jordan's hard-line stance during the NBA lockout negotiations.
Marbury took to his Twitter account Wednesday to express his opinion that Jordan has forgotten his roots a player and has turned his back on the black community.
ESPN New York's Ian Begley has the full run-down of Marbury's comments. Among the highlights:
- "Micheal Fake Jordan is a sell out. #Period. He forgot which hole he came out of. I said it 'Stephon X Marbury."
- "MJ went from MJ the black cat to a guy who forgot he was a player. Sell your team if you can't make a profit.. Your just a regular dude now!"
- "He never did nothing that I knew about to change the life off of the court other then hit cats over the head for a 100 150 dollar sneakers and still doing it."