In a landmark boost to his image, Marbury has landed his own TV sports talk show, The Post has learned. It’s a sharp turn of events for the Knicks point guard who was nearly booed into the Hudson River in November.
Marbury, whose play has been on the dramatic upturn the past 12 games, reached an agreement earlier this week with Fox SportsNet to air 13 episodes, where he will host and produce a half-hour show entitled “Stars on Stars.”
According to a Fox SportsNet source, it’s possible the shows will begin in March, on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Kobe Bryant would be slated as Marbury’s first guest. The source said Dallas owner Mark Cuban and Knicks coach/president Isiah Thomas are future guests. The shows are to air on FoxSportsNet affiliates that reach 50 million viewers.
“I just felt it would allow people to see my personality beyond the perception that’s written about basketball,” Marbury told the Post last week. “People say I’m selfish. The numbers don’t show I’m selfish. I’ve never gotten a chance to defend myself as far as me as a person. So people have driven me to come up with an outlet of expression. I thought it would be a lot of fun.”