I’d be willing to wager my left elbow that this is the first time in his life Michael Finley has ever been compared to Stephon Marbury. (Sports Illustrated)
Given a realistic appraisal of the team’s injuries, age and current performance, Boston’s best hope for the postseason is a huge upgrade from Paul Pierce to near-vintage level. Garnett’s chronic physical woes leave him bereft of another gear, Ray Allen has already raised his game since the All-Star break, and recent acquisitions Nate Robinson and Michael Finley are more Stephon Marbury than P.J. Brown when it comes to veteran rescues among the supporting cast.
I can see the Nate to Steph comparison. They’re both ex-Knick point guards who were acquired by the Celtics midway through the season. But the comparison stops there. Robinson is far better then Stephon was for the C’s last season.
And Finley? The team-first, non-vaseline eating, consummate professional, reminds me a lot more of Brown than Marbury.