Silent Treatment: When Teammates Don’t Speak

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Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury

Kevin Garnett entered the NBA in 1995 and Stephon Marbury followed in 1996. As teammates for the Minnesota Timberwolves, they quickly formed a bond. But what started out so well, ended so bad between the two stars. Hearing rumors that Marbury didn’t want to play second fiddle to KG, the point guard forced a trade to the then-New Jersey Nets to be closer to home. He was then traded again, this time to the Phoenix Suns. While in Phoenix, Marbury commented that rookie teammate Amar’e Stoudemire was much better than KG at a similar age. Garnett responded by saying that Marbury obsesses about him like a girl. The former dynamic duo continued to drift apart through the years to the point today that Marbury balls in China and KG is still holding it down as a veteran in the NBA. These two might wish each other well, but are cool with the silent treatment.

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