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Stephon Marbury made his long awaited return to the Garden Wednesday night before his Knicks hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was Marbury’s first appearance at the Garden since his ankle surgery on January 22.

Marbury expressed his desire to return in a Knicks uniform next season but indicated that he was slightly bothered by Isiah Thomas‘ comments, or lack thereof, regarding his future in New York.

Via ESPN.com:

“It bothered me, it bothered me a lot,” said Marbury, who seemed glum in his first remarks to the media since Jan. 16. “But like I said, I know where my heart is at and I know what I want to do, so I can’t speak on what someone else is saying or how they feel. For me, I want to be back here more than anything.”

Thomas insinuated last week that the team would be looking for a third ball-handler to share backcourt duties with Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson next season, despite Marbury and his expiring contract. He his slated to receive $21 million.  Thomas has also refused to comment on his point guard, cutting interviews short and avoiding all things related.

It was reported that Knicks management ordered Marbury to stay away from the team, however his appearance add a new chapter in this on-going saga.  

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  1. 1 On March 6th, 2008, Michael said:

    There’s still a basketball team in the city?

  2. 2 On March 6th, 2008, gozer said:

    yeah, the Brooklyn Nets – haven’t you heard of them?

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