Marbury is slated to play his final season in China this year for the Beijing Fly Dragons. He’s played since 2010 in the Chinese Basketball Association, the last six seasons with the Beijing Ducks.
Regardless of where he ends up playing however, Marbury believes his name should ultimately reside at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
“My numbers are Hall of Fame. That’s it,” he said. “My mark on basketball globally is beyond … it’s never been done before. Something that’s never been done before obviously, you have to show homage to that.”
Stephon Marbury averaged 19.3 points and 7.6 assists per game during his NBA career that was filled with weird locker room vasoline nonsense and being a dick to every head coach that ever refused to allow him to play 48 minutes a night.
He also had ‘success’ in China, whatever that means. What happens in China stays in China. Yao Ming only existed in a Houston Rockets jersey. Everything before and after that is hearsay. Kobe Bryant is an icon in China. Stephon Marbury is simply a resident there.
Does he belong in the Hall of Fame? No, probably not but it’s the NBA where everyone gets in. Christian Laettner is in the Hall of Fame for being on the Dream Team and playing zero minutes. I’ll see you all at the enshrinement ceremony.
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