Apparently, Marbury really is hurt, and may require surgery.
That’d be a blessing in disguise for the Knicks, as presumably at least part of his salary would be paid by insurance, right?
EDITED TO ADD: Reader Brendan adds something that is certainly worth pointing out:
If this level of damage is sufficient to require surgery, how many active players would most teams have if they all made similar choices? I read Isiah’s “if he decides to play again” quote alongside Marbury’s “but there’s always next year” quote and wonder if the guy took a legit injury and ran with it, deciding to have the sort of surgery which most guys have in the summer during the season- in effect shutting it down on a team he knows is going nowhere and a coach he doesn’t respect.
That’s definitely a fair point by Brendan. My main point was simply that I (and I bet a lot of people) thought Marbury’s injury was entirely made up, so it’s worth noting that it was a legit injury. Now, if he gets SURGERY, then we get to Brendan’s point, and it is a lot trickier.