NEW YORK (AP) - Don Marbury, the father of Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury, died Sunday night during the team's home loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Team spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz said no other information was immediately available, other than that Don Marbury wasn't at Madison Square Garden when he died. Stephon Marbury was escorted out the arena by security shortly after the game.
The New York Times reported on its Web site, citing an unidentified person, that Marbury's father had chest pains when he was taken from the arena.
Stephon Marbury, whose aunt recently died, scored 21 points Sunday night.
He dressed quickly without speaking to reporters, except for yelling, ``Jesus, that's how!'' back into the locker room as he left.
Marbury has endured a tough first month of the season. His aunt, on his mother's side of the family, died Nov. 19. Marbury said at the time he also had another recent death in his family.
He also left the team during a road trip when coach Isiah Thomas was considering removing him from the starting lineup. A New York native, Marbury has heard boos ever since then at Madison Square Garden.
It was not known if Marbury would play Wednesday night when the Knicks visit the New Jersey Nets.
Don and Mabel Marbury had six other children, four sons and two daughters.
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