The Surprising Sincerity of Stephon Marbury

We feel like you're expecting us to somehow poke fun at Knicks guard Stephon Marbury's emotional breakdown when discussing Hurricane Katrina, but we really can't. The guy was legitimately devastated, and he's also avoiding one of our pet peeves: Attaching charitable donations to some sort of athletic performance. Marbury is giving $500,000, straight up, to the victims of Katrina; Serena Williams has to hit some aces in the U.S. Open, which is going to be difficult considering she has already been eliminated. Sorry, victims: The spigot is now turned off.

Katrina Moves Marbury To Tears [Newark Star-Ledger]
Charity A Wee Bit At A Time [Deadspin]