The last subject of the aforementioned laundry list of complaints is product of Kenyon Martin’s conduct with a member of the Colorado Associated Press. Dino Costa of the Radio Colorado Network is the most recent person to obviously get Martin’s goat. Costa was trying to get a statement from Martin after he had played great and scored 34 points on Friday in the win over Dallas. What he got was an ill-tempered Martin and a subsequent verbal altercation.
Martin told Costa to get away from his locker while he finished dressing when first approached by the reporter. Costa asked him to repeat what he said and was then subject to Martin’s obscenities. The men then had another altercation after Costa was forced to leave the locker room by Nuggets personnel.
So this journalist wants to know just who do you think you are Kenyon? You play one good game and now you’re not even available for comments or questions. You’re not even the best player on the Nuggets. You should be happy to talk to reporters about your momentary success and treat them with some decency. Martin did add this, with his glamorous repertoire of vocabulary, in a statement regarding the incident with Costa. Martin stated, “That is why I play, so I don’t have to listen to you all’s mouths.” I’m surprised that he didn’t add a typical, “Know whadamean.”
I don’t know if this is the way an under achieving, overpaid, and angry athlete makes his way out of town. But I sure hope it is. We don’t need a guy like this on our team. Between his walking out early of games, sporadic playing schedule, and locker room antics I just don’t see it all adding up to a positive environment for the Nuggets. Does anyone know why Martin needs to personify this bad boy character? I sure do wish I knew the answer. However, there is one answer that I do have. It is trade Kenyon Martin before its too late. Get someone with an ounce of professionalism in here instead of Mr. Tough Guy.