Full credit to Mike D’Antoni and Stephon Marbury, both of whom addressed the possibility, however remote that Sixers fans would start chanting for Marbury’s insertion tonight at the Wachovia Center.  The Knicks officially placed the Coney Island PG on the inactive list just prior to being blown out, 116-87 by the Sixers.  Elton Brand scored 24 points and collected 14 rebounds for the hosts, while the Knicks combined to shoot just 32.7 % from the floor (Zach Randolph, 5 for 19, David Lee, 5 for 13).   On the bright side, most of the locals were far too tired to attempt flipping the Knicks’ bus.

Oklahoma City’s new NBA entry seek their first regular season win tomorrow night when they travel to Houston, but if you’re the superstitious type, you might figure the Thunder are already fucked.

Amare Stoudemire : not nearly as patient with the NBA’s version of Nardwaur as many who’ve come before him.