In the wake of the Knicks fourth straight loss, Isiah Thomas was deluged with questions about the Starbury situation. Now this could be the classic case of a quote being taken out of context, but on SNY this morning I heard Isiah say, "I've played with players I don't like and won with players I don't like." It seems to me that he is not so cryptically saying that he doesn't like Marbury. Again, this was just an excerpt of a longer statement, so there could have been a qualifier such as, "I like Stephon, but I've played with players I don't like..." or he could have just been talking in general about having to like the players on your team. However, the way the clip was cut it certainly seemed like Isiah was throwing Marbury under the bus.
(Editor's Note: Based on a comment I received, please allow me to clarify the above statement. I heard the quote in it's entirety as it aired, but I wonder if there was context to the quote which didn't make it to TV.)