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Did Marbury's Fragile Ego Prevent Knicks from Taking Marcus Williams?

When it came time for the Knicks to pick at #20 in the NBA Draft last June, the lonely figure of Marcus Williams sat front and center in The Theatre, just below the Madison Square Garden floor. It was an easy choice and Knick fans let it be known they wanted Isiah Thomas to take the UConn point guard. But he didn't. Columnist Jerald LeVon Hoover suggests some reasons why, including Thomas' reluctance to "damage the sensitive psyche of Stephon Marbury".