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Athletes requesting cover for access?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Whatwhat, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Whatwhat

    Whatwhat New Member

    What's your take on this article about Stephon Marbury that says he has requested to be on the cover of SI in exchange for the right to talk to him?

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's SOP for Hollywood stars but they are generally less accessible than athletes.
  3. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Because the Chinese are getting rich off those shoes they make for him to sell back home.
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I don't think this qualifies as a trend. Stephon Marbury lives in his own universe.
  5. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    OK, Stephon we'll pass.
  6. ringer

    ringer Member

    Ditto. Let him buy his own magazine and put himself on every page.
  7. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    I have two pair. Love them
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I kind of like it. It's so much more arrogant than the standard, "I don't talk to the press."
  9. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Like Oprah? :)
  10. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Because he said so.
  11. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    One of the 1997 Marlins pulled this after the World Series...can't remember if it was Alou or Sheffield.
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Yes, Marbury's definitely suffering from an overdeveloped sense of self importance. That said, having seen the way sports journalists behave on here, I can't say I blame any athlete for a.) not wanting to talk to us or b.) setting conditions for talking to us. There is just as much arrogance on this side of the athlete-reporter equation as on the other side.
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