Here's how much mileage Stephon Marbury's getting out of that interview with Bruce Beck on Mike'd Up - he's now giving other interviews about that interview. And while nothing will ever touch the original for its bizarre stream-of-Starburyness, the follow-up with Gus Johnson is pretty good too. For one thing his kinetic energy seems to have the heretofore unseen effect of mellowing out Johnson, something that Summer League basketball, woman's golf and his grandmother's funeral couldn't manage. Gus even seems a bit scared of him at times.
My favorite part of this sit-down is when Starbury also breaks down television in terms easy enough for anyone to understand, "It's TV, that's it. It's just a camera, they go cut and they go edit. That's it." That's worthy of Marshall McLuhan. Someone give this man a seminar at NYU!
By the end of the summer we should have enough material for a Starbury DVD set of interviews that an enterprising playwright could use to conjure up a show that ends up replacing Frost/Nixon on Broadway.