Unlike Stephon Marbury of the New York Nicks, I don’t consider Michael Vicks “alleged” animal cruelty to be a “sport”. Stephon Marbury spoke out about his thoughts on the Michael Vick federal dogfighting charges while promoting his new basketball shoe…his publicity people must LOVE him.
I haven’t had too much to say on the whole Micheal Vick dog controversy…until now. I just figured that saying Michael Vicks acts of animal cruelty were horrible and atrocious, is like saying that I think Cancer or AIDS is bad news.
So Stephon Marbury thinks that dogfighting is a sport just like hunting, only it’s kept behind closed doors. Is this one of the stupidest statements you have heard in a long time or what? Of course dogfighting is kept behind closed doors…it’s illegal. That pretty much shoots down the dogfighting is a sport theory.
I understand that the people who were involved in the dogfighting think that this is a sport but keep in mind that there are some people who would consider hunting and killing humans to be a sport…it still doesn’t make it right.
More Than The Comment Is The Timing
Did Stephon Marbury actually think that while promoting the release of his new basketball shoe in Albany, NY that this would be the perfect time to speak out in support of Michael Vick? This can’t be something that he talked over with his people. “Hey I’m going to show my support for enemy number one…that will get America buying my new shoes.”
Queue The Damage Control Team
I wasn’t the only one who noticed the incredibly bad timing of Stephon Marbury’s supportive comments about Michael Vick. It seems that some of his “people” must have noticed this also.
As of today Stephon Marbury has changed is tune. Earlier today Stephon Marbury released this statement: “What Michael Vick did was wrong, and he has admitted his guilt,” Marbury said in a statement released by the Knicks to New York newspapers. “He should be punished. However, he should be given a second chance, as others have received for more serious crimes.”
Fair enough. But when asked about his opinion on this whole subject matter in the first place Stephon Marbury should have replied: no comment.
What Have We Learned?
If you are promoting something like, oh I don’t know…the release of the Stephon Marbury’s Starbury One shoe maybe you shouldn’t be speaking out in support of someone who has already admitted that they have committed a crime. This goes for whether or not you think this person deserves support…just keep your mouth shut.