On the morning of Monday, Apr. 15, Stephon Marbury’s Twitter feed was quiet. The two-time NBA All-Star hadn’t posted since Apr. 8 and, in the wake of a wild sports weekend, Marbury wasn’t necessarily the first person that one would have bet on to make news with his comments on this particular day. However, Fox Sports analyst Doug Gottlieb started a bit of a firestorm and he did so with one tweet.
As you can see, this comment from Gottlieb actually happened at the end of last week and Gottlieb almost certainly had to know that essentially writing off the entirety of New York City from a basketball standpoint wasn’t going to go over well. The initial wave subsided, though, until Marbury got his hands on it.
Marbury, who landed at Georgia Tech after a big-time high school career in NYC, responded to a prompt about Gottlieb and a potential grudge stemming from an on-court experience in high school with Marbury and God Shammgod. Let’s just say he didn’t hold back.
The timeline of Marbury would be the place to see full context on this one but, later, he referred to Gottlieb as a “fake good college player” while continuing to dive in.
To this point, Gottlieb has not responded to Marbury with even a passing reference, focusing his Twitter attention on Tiger Woods and other topics on Monday. It would be fair to point out that Marbury wasn’t the only one getting shots in because, well, the largest city in the country probably didn’t enjoy the insinuation that it can’t produce basketball talent, but things may be quieting down if Marbury decides to log off.
There has been damage done, though, and more people seem to be siding with Marbury on this particular episode of Twitter beef.