* Turns out Stephon Marbury didn't receive a comp ticket to attend the Knicks-Lakers game at Staples Center Tuesday night. He paid full price for the courtside perch: $2,600. At $21.9 million to do nothing, I think he can afford it.
* As the first snowflakes of New York's first big snowstorm of the season begin to flutter outside my window, it strikes me that Devin Harris may be looking forward to Jason Kidd's return to the Meadowlands Friday night a little more than I am. Harris is playing sensational basketball for the Nets, who appear to have gotten the better of last season's deadline trade sending Kidd to Dallas after six-plus seasons -- and two Finals appearances -- in New Jersey. The Mavericks practiced in the city Thursday in preparation for the game, and Kidd was surrounded by about 20 reporters afterward. Here's some of what he had to say. And here. And what the Nets had to say. And what former Mavericks coach Avery Johnson had to say.
* It's the second Kidd vs. Harris matchup since the trade, but the first in New Jersey. The Mavs beat the Nets 111-91 on March 8, but neither point guard was much of a factor. Kidd had three points on 1-for-5 shooting with 13 assists, while Harris had nine points on 3-for-12 shooting with two assists.
* Chris Webber throws his shoes at Charles Barkley.
* Knicks center Eddy Curry is being sued over allegations he failed to make good on clothing bills totaling $41,000. And here I thought if Curry was going to get sued for not paying a bill, the plaintiff would be a fast-food chain.