From the NY Post:
The banished Stephon Marbury acknowledged for the first time yesterday he has a verbal commitment from the Celtics – and accused the Knicks of not accepting his latest buyout offer because they don’t want him winning a championship in Boston.
Can’t imagine that Danny Ainge is thrilled with Marbury’s comments to the Post. The Celtics interest in him has been the worst kept secret in the NBA, but any type of “verbal agreement” with a player currently under contract with another team might upset the commish. (John’s got more on the tampering penalty here)
If I were James Dolan and/or Donnie Walsh – I would let Marbury rot on the bench until he agrees to give back at least $3 million. These NBA contract buyouts are a joke.
But since I’m not…cut him loose so he can come to Boston and help secure Banner 18.