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Stephon Marbury Is Getting A Statue In China

Stephon Marbury, the biggest import to hit China since opium, may or may not be elevated to Beijing City God soon. After leading the Beijing Ducks to the CBA championship, but not being eligible for an MVP award, fans wanted some way to honor their hero. They've found it: a massive bronze statue of Marbury, holding… » 4/10/12 1:45pm 4/10/12 1:45pm

Stephon Marbury Refuses To Do Interviews Unless He Gets The Cover Of …

There are tons of lovable little nuggets in this SI.com piece on Marbury and how the mercurial outcast has somehow become the most beloved foreign player in Chinese basketball history. But our absolute favorite—that he turned down multiple interview requests unless he would be SI's cover boy—is vintage Marbury:… » 3/22/12 10:55am 3/22/12 10:55am

Slam Cover Goes Retro, With Rubio and Love As Marbury And Garnett

Slam's Farmer Jones has a lovely story on what it took for Kevin Love to earn this honor—a year-old promise that if he could average 20 and 15, the cover was his. Love somehow did it, but these days you can't do a T-Wolf without including Ricky Rubio. So the two recreated a famous 1997 cover, featuring Minnesota's… » 3/07/12 7:15pm 3/07/12 7:15pm

J.R. Smith Shattered Three Pairs Of Ankles (Including Stephon…

Here is video evidence that J.R. Smith's extended stay in China has, statistically speaking, involved more broken ankles than brawls spearheaded by his sister. Heart of Beijing has dutifully compiled video of three incidents: The first you see here actually caused an injury, and the final step-back took out Stephon… » 1/19/12 10:30am 1/19/12 10:30am

Stephon Marbury Does His Own Laundry In China

The Wall Street Journal visited Stephon Marbury in Beijing, where he's still playing ball for the CBA's undefeated Beijing Ducks and basking in the "serenity and peace of the country." Marbury is so zen he's even folding his own laundry in a modestly sized apartment. It's like StarburyTV never even existed. [WSJ] » 12/06/11 12:20pm 12/06/11 12:20pm

Stephon Marbury Has An Opinion About Michael Jordan And The Lockout…

Michael Jordan has taken a lot of grief since he emerged, in a twist that should surprise nobody, as the leader of a group of hard-ass NBA owners knifing away at the revenue pie. Now he's taking grief from whatever fun-house PC bang Stephon Marbury has decamped to these days. I'll leave the parsing of this tweet to… » 11/07/11 9:50pm 11/07/11 9:50pm

Stephon Marbury Plans To Take Over China And Then Build His Own City In…

Wells Tower went to Taiyuan, capital of China's Shanxi Province, to see our friend Stephon Marbury, and he wrote about it for GQ. Marbury was then playing for the Shanxi Brave Dragons and plotting world domination (or at least, domination of China's inexpensive shoe market) with his Starbury brand. He was also getting… » 4/19/11 4:10pm 4/19/11 4:10pm