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Brandon Marshall says NBA talk is serious

Earlier today the Dolphins made Brandon Marshall available to ESPN because, well, the team takes care of the World Wide Leader and they come with a bus. And Marshall told the network's Adam Schefter that if there is a lockout during 2011, he would spend his time playing basketball.

In the NBA.

Just moments ago, after the Dolphins completed their afternoon practice, Marshall was asked by non-bus-riding media if he's serious.

"Oh absolutely. Why not?" he said. "It's either going to be Denver Nuggets-- try to get a work out with them. And of course, I'll try to get a workout with the [Miami] Heat. I think the better option might be the Heat. Of course, those high salaries, I'll come in and play minimum. Just minimum. Not for free."

Marshall apparently believes he might have to take this course of action because a lockout, in his mind, is not a question of if, but a question of how long?

"When it comes down to it, it's a lockout," he said. "We as players we want football. Unfortunately, owners opted out [of the collective bargaining agreement]. And there's a lot of concern now. So the question is how long will the lockout be."

Marshall is a fine football player. But is he really NBA-good as a basketball player?

"Right now I'm rusty," he said. "Right now I'm no good. If I try out right now they'll say, 'What is this guy thinking.'  After some training I'll be fine. I'll be right back where I used to be."

This seems like good fun right now and it may come to nothing if the NFL poobahs and the players union poobahs find common ground and play in 2011.

But ...

If there is a lockout ... and Marshall remains on this course ... he's in for an interesting conversation with the Dolphins.

A team source just told me the club would not wish for Marshall to go hooping. The Dolphins are serious about football and want Marshall equally serious. And they have him under contract. So they would at the very least, ask him not to risk injury playing another sport.

I asked the source if there are clauses in Marshall's contract that could prevent him from playing basketball and I was assured the Dolphins don't think it would come down to having to enforce contract clauses to keep Marshall off the court.

But off the court the Dolphins would want him nonetheless. Even if he's not on the football field.

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14 out of 15 posts by Home..... And nothing said really..... Hum.......

You parasitic piece of filth. Do you own a busniss ahole??. Get a life loser.

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cuban, cant wait for the game this weekend. We gotta kick some @zzz!!

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Wow..........No Assassin, Could care less....It seems troublesom that someone continues to use great american's to post garbage.....

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Shoot we should get Bron n Wade to play recever with Marshall... That has the possibility to be a sick a s s wide receving corps!

that'd be crazy to watch Marshall w/ the trio

What do we call him?
B Marsh?

MARSHALL WANTS TO PLAY BASKETBALL ,HE DOESN'T KNOW HE CAN'T LAST A MINUTE ON THE FLOOR W/THE WORST OF THEM.

PAT WHITE HAS A BETTER CHANCE IN BASEBALL THE SPORT OF THE IDIOTS.

GROVE WANTS TO BOX TO COMMIT SUSIDE .

PENNE WANTS TO PLAY POKER TO LOSE ALL HIS MONEY .

PATS...17
CHAMPS SAints ...7

Is it just me or does rex ryan actually look fatter after the lap band surgery?

The lap band surgery was a public relations trick.
They are trying to get you to suffer an optical illusion as if he really did lose weight.

not every injured player gets a full salary people .

BRADY IS MAGIC .

@ R & R EXPRESS

Call him "The BEAST"!

Come on BEAST. Enough with the basketball nonsense. Maybe after a couple rings. Then you can play B-Ball all you want. Concentrate on what you need to be concentratin' on.

Hey Biloxi,

My thoughts exactly.
What's interesting is the level of seriousness the players in the NFL may have with this work stoppage thing on the horizon.
Some may be looking beyond this season and not focusing on the task at hand which is making the playoffs.

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NEXT THING WE WILL HEAR MARSHALL SELLING SOME CRAPY CLOTH LINE ON HSN ,WHAT IF HE BECOMES A BUST THIS YEAR ? FANS WILL COME HARD ON HIM .

I remember the walkout in the mid nineties. Dark days it was. Some of those "scab" games were pretty entertaining though.........NOT!

Maybe we can get Keanu Reeves to be our QB?

Last year Jake had some soft back arms and linemens belly Posted by: Home | August 12, 2010 at 08:13 PM

Soft BACK ARMS ??? BACK ARMS ??? they're called triceps idiot !!! Yeah , you're a gym rat !!! NOT !!!!!!

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SAINTS...21

Marshall won't go bust on us. He won't ever play in the NBA either.

Translation: He talkin SHYT!

Chris Clemons has 4.4 speed, hits like a truck and is a solid tackler.

He gets the nod at FS in only his second NFL trainibg camp. He's made 1 mental error in 400 snaps. Are all you Sharper and Otogwe fans still worried about the FS position?

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Seriously though....On JT with the Green Goobers, I believe the main thing that kept JT as a viable player in his later years and declining talent, was his passion and desire to play for the Fins and the people of Miami. In Washington, he was nicked up a little, but he never looked comfortable in the system, uniform, stadium...... Now he is a freaking Green Goober???!!! I just don't believe his heart will be there. And when his performance is the least bit below par, that city will turn on him. The writing is on the wall. Sad.

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Nice take on JT.
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I think he will be a non-factor odinseye. For the reasons stated earlier. Well that and he's old.

Unfortunately, Marshall is right about the lockout being inevitable. There's no way they'll have an agreement in place at this time next year.

I hate to hear this talk from Marshall though. It's it's first year here and he's already saying TO-like stuff. I see where he's coming from, but he shouldn't be speculating like that in the media about stuff that could hurt the team.

Marshall needs to focus on football THIS YEAR and less about basketball next year, and there's about 50 million($$$)investment reasons why i dont see the dolphins front office ownership letting him play in the NBA!!!

I agree with you about Marshall. He should be thinking about Saturday with his yap shut.

I disagree on a lockout being inevitable.

Speaking of Saturday, how does Tampa's first team D look?

Anybody have an over/under on the points our first team O scores?

that right there is my only greivence with giving marshall a huge contract, now that he knows he's getting his money and that there could be a lockout next year, he's free to do *OTHER* things. Lets hope the nflpa and owners can pull their head out of their @sses long enough to start listening to one another instead of screaming at what cant be done.

Odin, i hear henne and the first string might play the entire 1st qtr depending on the number of snaps they have. My guess, we'll see the first O for about 2-3 series and then alot of thigpin and white since we already know what were getting from pennington....i'll go with the under 14 pts line score

Prediction: Pat White will be salesman of the year at the Nissan dealer in his home town of Daphne, Al.

I agree with JT's declining play but hopefully he'll have some flashbacks of his former self when he's facing the Pat's and can blowup Brady a few times as I see the Pats as more of a threat within the division than the Jets.

SuperPHIN,

14's a good bet.

I'm saying 2 series 10pts, 3 series 17.

Odin....Your alive!! Thought you might have been abducted.

Marshall needs to land his spaceship. This is crazy talk, and should be dissmissed like some of the awful posts this blog has recently encountered. Get real Brandon, you are pro FOOTBALL player. I'm sure you have some skills on the court. But pickup games at the YMCA against the White guy wearing a headband with illegal short shorts is hardly the NBA. Stop with the jibber jabber, and worry about showing up to play on Sundays

Darryl,

Partying, playing guitar and visiting relatives in Detroit for the past two weeks. I always have a blast but man, it's good to be home again.

I think Marshall was just being rhetorical and the press being the press....ah.....pressed him on it.

Marshall being an alpha dog started running his mouth without really thinking(big surprise-NOT!) it through.

Wistful(media hype) thinking, nothing more. I don't think Marshall has any serious delusions about playing in the NBA and when all said and done, he never will.

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