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What It Felt Like to Guard Stephon Marbury

For one free-agent rookie, it was like trying to cage The Hulk when he’s turned green

Stephon Marbury of the New York Knicks drives the basketball against the Seattle Sonics on December 6, 2005. Photo: Icon Sports Wire/Getty Images

I’m having a panic attack, floating in a black void of space and star-popping cosmos, clapping at Stephon Marbury so he’ll look at me.

Defending Starbury is the stuff of my nightmares—both in real life and in my…

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