Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, November 27, 2008

Posted in Blogroll on November 28th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Marc Fein, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley

Smith on Knicks guard Stephon Marbury declining to play against the Pistons on Tuesday: “The Knicks handled it wrong.  You should never ask a player before the game, ‘do you want to be a part of something?’ When you ask guys before the game what should they do, you give them an option.  When you’re asked before the game and you’re already told you’re not part of the team and you’re not part of the plan, you give a guy an opportunity to say you’re not part of the team.   You’ve got to tell (Marbury) to play.  You don’t give him that option, he’s on your payroll for $22 million.”

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