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Starbury ain't makin' friends

New York Knicks pain-in-the-butt Stephon Marbury is making the most of his offseason, getting into hot water and siding with Michael Vick. He told Capital News 9 in Albany:

"We don't say anything about people shooting deers and shooting other animals, you know what I mean? From what I hear, dogfighting is a sport. It's just behind closed doors and I think it's tough that we build Michael Vick up and then we break him down ... I think he fell into a bad situation."

This is a crap argument. Hunting deer is not torture, and it's also for food. I doubt Mike Vick and his buddies were sitting down for a pit-bull barbecue after drowning their dogs.

In other recent Starbury news, New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum (who, given the governmental structure in NYC, is one of the most powerful people in the city) is not happy that the Knicks star donated 3,000 pairs of shoes to city high school basketball players last year. She's claiming that, because of the horribly interpreted and implemented Title IX, the NYC Department of Education is in violation of federal statute because they didn't go out and buy shoes for 3,000 girls. It's nonsense like that that gives Title IX such a bad reputation; Gotbaum certainly isn't helping anyone by attacking a $45,000 donation by a local NBA player.