After A Roller Coaster NBA Career, Stephon Marbury Just Made History In China

basketball | 12/27/18

Stephon Marbury was one of the most skilled point guards the NBA has ever seen. He was a two-time NBA All-Star during his 13-year tenure in the league. Marbury may not have won any championships or received many accolades, but his life post-NBA is where the guard really shined. After heading to China to play in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), he brought his team the Beijing Ducks three championships. His popularity in the foreign country is so high that they built a statue of him outside the Ducks’ arena. However, that doesn’t compare to the award that Marbury was recently honored with…

Gifted Since Youth

New York has a reputation for breeding some of the finest basketball players in the world. Marbury grew up in the projects of Coney Island, Brooklyn. At 11, he was named the best sixth grader in the world by a basketball recruiting magazine.

Marbury was so gifted, he would yell at opposing coaches to put someone on the court who could actually guard him. People flocked to Madison Square Garden to watch him play. By the time he made it to high school, many believed he was the best point guard in the nation…