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  1. Darth Tater

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    I saw this yesterday. Apparently he is going to wear the $15 kicks himself to promote them.

    I'm constantly confused about Stephon. I can't figure out if he is a jerk or misunderstood.
     
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    Probably a little of both. He grew up in Coney Island, NY, and had three (or four) older brothers who were all promising basketball talents. When they didn't make it to even good college programs, the onus was put squarely on his shoulders. He began feeling the pressure at 14 years old. His father was the main culprit in applying the pressure, too.

    I just got done reading a great book called "The Last Shot," by Darcy Frey. It's got some Marbury stuff in it. Frey was a journalist who spent a year with four Coney Island kids, all on the basketball team in high school. Marbury was a freshman at the time. Every time Frey asked to interview Marbury's father, the father kept asking, "How much money you gonna give me for the interview?"

    Marbury's probably never had the right guidance. Someone's always wanted something from this guy.
     
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    I remember that Marbury looks at Zeke like a father figure. This could be an interesting year for the Knicks.
     
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    Apparently he missed the line in his contract where he's required to help the league and their business associates soak the fans for every last penny. What's next? Floor seats for $20? Jerseys for $12.95?
     
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    It's the same type of discussion aurorakmw and I had about jerseys. Is it authentic if it's sold for less than the insane NBA sticker price? Is the authenticity of the clothing tied to how much is paid to wear it?
     
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    I hope nobody is giving him crap over this.
    "Hey, you are ruining it for the rest of us. How can we continue to bilk the public if this becomes a trend?"
     
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    Shaq had a shoe he was selling at payless shoes for $19.99 a couple of years ago. Nike and the rest of those companies mark the shoes up 1500%. It only cost them about $5 bucks to make them in there sweatshops where they pay the workers nothing. The rest is all profit after you take out the endorsement fees they pay out and the marketing costs. That's why I never pay regular price for some new kicks. I wait until they go on clearance. Why pay $125 for some shoes when you can wait and get it for $60 or less a couple of months later.
     
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    I never did have anything against Stephon other than him being an opposing player. And now, I have respect for him.

    That is really stepping up to the plate. I wonder if anyone else will come up with something to compare.

    Maybe th4e Pistons should invite him aboard just so that he can get a ring. Then maybe both he and Dyce can get one before the window closes.

    I know, the money would not work out, anyway.
     
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    Sounds like I found my new shoes! I had a pair of the payless Shaq shoes. Not too bad for $20. You definitely see diminishing returns the more $$$ you pay for sneakers.

    Hopefully Steph's shoes will be popular. I don't think the big fella's shoes were that popular... probably because they aren't expensive. You don't hear cool rap songs about how much money you save getting two pair at Payless!
     
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    That's something that MF Doom would rap about.
     
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    I'm going to have to check that out. Sounds like my kinda stuff!
     
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    29 o' 2 fo' fitty!!

    (anyone in the detroit area should get that one :D)
     
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    I've slapped down my fitty at Mr. A's more than a few times!
    :nod:
     
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    Man, I love those commercials! Every once in a while, I get the overwhelming need to just blurt that out a couple of times! :laugh:
     
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    While browsing at the Mall the other day, I was glancing at a "Kicks" Basketball magazine with KG, Billups, T-Mac, Tim Duncan and Gilbert Arenas on the cover.

    The cover said "Y`all ain`t ready for this". I said damn, are they a team preparing to play somebody???

    An intriguing thought at first until I realized, T-Mac`s back would go out by the second quarter, C-Bill would do nothing but fire up 3`s, KG would make himself dissappear in the 4th quarter, and Mr Arenas would get mad and take his ball home. Duncan would go for 25/10.

    Well, the story featuring the five of them was about shoe deals they all have for this upcoming year. Funny thing though, I don`t remember the prices of these kicks being mentioned, nor of Stephs $14.98 kicks!

    Looks like Marbury will be like Patti Labelle on this one, "On his Own..........
     
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    I saw Marbury's sneakers at store called Steve and Barrys University Sportsware here at an outlet mall here in Ontario,California. Everything in the store was $6.98 with the exception these shoes.....By the way they had a full section dedicated to Marbury's goods with jerseys, sweats, etc. The shoes didn't appear to be the greatest quality and my 15 year old who thinks I'm rich--:( thinks that shoes under $60 aren't worth purchasing:frusty:
     
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    sounds like somebody needs to take a careful look at dad's sig on PF.com...
     
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    I've been wondering about that. It will be interesting to see if Marbury follows through and actually wears them on the court. He said he decided to get behind the sneakers because Isiah the mentor inspired him to do something meaningful with his fame, but it remains to be seen how Isiah the coach will feel about his point guard using possibly substandard equipment with a game on the line.
     
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    Getting sued for sexual assault is also meaningful. Maybe Starbury misinterpreted?
     

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