While I’m not ready to dub Stephon Marbury a renaissance man, at least his NY Post blog is (slightly) more interesting than David Wright’s.  An earlier entry had the self-proclaimed no. 1 point guard in the NBA greeting his adoring public at a Charlotte, NC Cracker Barrel. Hey, if it’s good enough for Allison Krauss, it’s good enough for our Steph.

I’ve talked to (Marc) Berman recently about writing up a game story on the blog the way I would. Maybe we’ll do it early in the season. I told him everytime I look at the beat writers during a game, their heads are buried in their computers. I know the deal. They have to finish their stories by the time the game ends for some editions.

I’m 205 now, but want to bulk up some more. I’m gonna be steel this season. I didn’t have a good November last season. But it was not a physical thing, all mental, adjusting to Isiah’s offense. That won’t be a problem this season.

To me, it’s not about the love, it’s about the respect. And when you have the respect, the love just flows. I got choked up yesterday by this lady who cried because she respects what we’re doing and has wanted someone to do this.

Its onto Kentucky and Cincy. After that we go to lock down the Midwest. I’m seeing a whole lot. Now I see why the political dudes move like how they move. You have to be with the people to understand the pain and different situations.

They were talking on the news today about one of the candidates for president who is talking about poverty as a major issue for his campaign. That’s real. That’s the issues that the people are really dealing with every day. You don’t hear many politicians bringing it like that. I respect that dude for that.

Bill Simmons — suddenly on Jerry Remy’s shit list, and just as abruptly, off Isiah Thomas’. Which doesn’t preclude Zeke from hitting the Sports Putz in the back of the head someday, as Bill Laimbeer can attest.