First a couple of jokes:
1) He's gotta have a leprechaun tattoo on there somewhere.
2) His cousin left a handgun in a locker and needs to get it back.
(cymbal crash) Ok on with the post:
I've never had a good thing to say about this guy. Here's some highlights:
3) Every team he's left has gotten better. Every team he's joined has gotten worse.
4) He's selfish on the court, and...
5) ...he seems just a tiny bit totally out of his freakin' mind.
Having said all that here's why signing Marbury might still be a good idea:
6) Marbury has always been The Man. That's never worked out too well. In Boston though he won't be The Man; he'll only be the sixth man which is a lot easier.
7) Coming off the bench he'll be going against second line players instead of starters most of the time. He still has talent enough to do very well against such guys.
8) The Celtics badly need a scorer to help their second string. Marbury can do that. He also allows Eddie House to play more of his natural off guard spot. So it helps at two positions. It also will help Powe and Baby inside as their men will be shifting away defensively more often.
9) Being a selfish player is really bad when you're starting, but you want your sixth man to have a little of that. He needs to take charge of what has at least temporarily become a moribund second string. Marbury taking some shots a la Andrew Toney could be good.
10) Here's the bottom line- Danny and Doc will know BEFORE they sign him if this will work. So if they are for bringing in Marbury that's all you need to know. If he comes here IT WILL WORK. End of story. The skies will clear, Stephon will burst onto the scene as a curiously positive on-court presence and all the problems of his past will vanish like vapor.
BUT if Danny does NOT sign him then you can rest assured that Mr. Marbury is just too non compos mentis, and is too self-centered and toxic to ever help a team win a title.