Stephon Marbury Goes Off on the Cleveland Cavaliers Over Derrick Rose’s Contract

Stephon Marbury is sounding off after learning that the Cleveland Cavaliers are paying ex-All-Star guard Derrick Rose the veteran’s minimum.

In a series of tweets, Marbury blasted Cleveland Wednesday night for having players who “can’t chew gum and walk making more,” and proclaimed that LeBron James “should have stepped in” to make sure Rose was paid than the one-year, $2.1 million deal he agreed to.

Even though there’s often some financial trade-off involved when it comes to signing with a championship contender, Rose’s contract was still well-below market value for a 28-year-old who averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists per game last season.