VIDEO: Stephon Marbury Lashes Out Against Knicks’ Worldwide Wes Hire

Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury goes off on the Knicks about hiring Worldwide Wes to be an executive
Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury goes off on the Knicks about hiring Worldwide Wes to be an executive

Stephon Marbury was born and raised in Brooklyn and spent time with the Knicks and Nets during his 13-year NBA career. As a Chinese basketball legend and now coach in the CBA, Marbury has more time to spend as a fan of his Knicks, his childhood team. Once he got wind of New York bringing in William Wesley -- better known as Worldwide Wes -- into the front office, Starbury was not having any of it.

With the Knicks bringing in Leon Rose as president and Steve Stoute as a brand consultant, New York is looking to change its image into a team that can attract top-notch free agents. New York has also inquired about interviewing Lakers assistant and Hall of Fame point guard Jason Kidd to be its next head coach.

Wesley, a former agent, will be joining New York as an executive vice president in the organization. A mysterious figure in the sport of basketball, Marbury clearly does not approve of bringing in Wesley to join the Knicks franchise. Along with the video, Marbury tweeted his disdain about Wesley.

While this will be Worldwide Wes’ first crack at being an executive for an NBA organization, the Knicks are hoping his ties to some of the big names in the businesses in the sport will pay off. On the other hand, Marbury is already skeptical of “Worldwide Sucker” from the start.