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NBA Lockout: Stephon Marbury Criticizes Michael Jordan's Role In Negotiations

Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury made critical comments about Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan on his Twitter account Wednesday, chastising Jordan for his hard-line stance in the NBA Lockout negotiations.

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."