HoopsHype Stephon Marbury rumors


January 22, 2014 Updates

The rosters for the upcoming CBA All-Star weekend have been finalized with fans voting for the team starters. The starting line-ups were selected by fan balloting across China. Fans had the opportunity to choose their favorite players via social media voting which began on November 25th and ended January 5th. Top vote-getter, Stephon Marbury (Beijing Ducks, point guard), led the pack with 847,868 to be a starter on the the Northern Division team. Unfortunately Marbury hasn’t returned to the court from the meniscus tear he suffered at the beginning of the season. He will be replaced by Lester Hudson (Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Guard). Asian Cagers

January 9, 2014 Updates

Former NBA player Stephon Marbury owes $35,700 on a Land Rover, Ford Motors claims in a collections complaint in Superior Court. Ford Motor Credit Co. sued the pro ballplayer - now with the Beijing Ducks - on Wednesday. The lawsuit does not identify him as the ballplayer, but the defendant is Stephon X. Marbury. The ballplayer's middle name is Xavier. Courthouse News

January 2, 2014 Updates

Anthony sat on the bench in a brown suit, missing his first game with a sprained left ankle. Marbury and Anthony are products of Brooklyn — Coney Island and Red Hook, respectively. Marbury became such a pariah among Knicks fans the Garden didn’t have the heart last week to put him on the scoreboard for a “once-a–Knick-always-a-Knick” introduction. “He saw Marbury get heckled by some fans on Christmas,’’ one source told The Post. “He doesn’t want to be the next Marbury. He’s very sensitive.” New York Post

December 26, 2013 Updates

Marbury was in town rehabbing his left knee after tearing his meniscus for Beijing in a Chinese Basketball Association game three weeks ago. “They have a pretty good coach — a straight shooter,’’ Marbury told The Post at halftime of the Knicks’ 29-point loss to the Thunder. “He’s not a B.S. type of coach. Players respect him. When you have that at the helm, it makes it easier, but it can’t fall all on Melo [Carmelo Anthony].’’ New York Post

November 14, 2013 Updates
November 8, 2013 Updates

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes and former NBA point guard Stephon Marbury both took to social media to express their heart felt sentiments. I wanted to take a minute to send my thoughts and prayers to those people who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines this week. It saddens me to read how many people were affected by this tragedy especially those who were trying to bounce back from an earthquake that struck them in mid-October. SheridanHoops

October 18, 2013 Updates

While this three-year contract maybe the final playing contract Marbury will ever sign he will forever have a lasting impression on basketball in China. This will certainly carry over to when he decides to pursue a career in coaching and there will be no complaints from Ducks’ fans when he is finally handed the reins to coach the team in the future. The bigger moment will come when he is able to finally achieve his dream of coach the Chinese men’s national basketball team. NiuBBall.com

October 11, 2013 Updates
September 18, 2013 Updates

Stephon Marbury's about to lose his SECOND home due to foreclosure, at least if his bank gets its way ... because the former NBA star has allegedly failed to pay his mortgage yet again. U.S. Bank International filed legal docs against Marbury, claiming he hasn't made mortgage payments on his 2-bedroom 2-bathroom NYC condo since March 2010, and currently owes $844,035 on the property ... which he purchased in 2006 for more than a million dollars. TMZ.com

August 17, 2013 Updates
July 12, 2013 Updates

World Peace recently completed a trip to Beijing and Qingdao, which further fueled his idea of playing in China should he be waived. A league source told ESPNLosAngeles.com that World Peace has explored the option of playing in China through conversations with former NBA players who have made the leap, figuring out if the path blazed by the likes of Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis and Gilbert Arenas would be right for him. "You don't live twice," World Peace said. "You're not 33 twice. You won't be able to play in China at a good level again. I wouldn't be able to play in China again averaging, maybe, 40 or more points. That would be fun." ESPN.com

June 26, 2013 Updates

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury said he no longer has the desire to return to the world’s most popular league while describing his ongoing stint playing professional basketball in China as more gratifying. “I don’t have the desire to play in the NBA anymore,” Marbury told a handful of scribes during a Tuesday dinner held in his honor at EDSA Shangrila in Ortigas. Tempo

June 4, 2013 Updates

Much of the attention players now pay to personal style began after the NBA instituted its dress code in 2005. That code essentially forced athletes into a more polished, business-casual mold whenever they are on team or league business. It prohibits shorts and tank tops, for instance, along with chains and medallions, and forced some players to revamp their wardrobe. At the time, Britto was working with both Latrell Sprewell and Stephon Marbury. “While some of the players didn’t agree with [the new rules], I went to Ozwald Boateng and a couple of designers in New York, Ron & Ron. Latrell commissioned upward of $350,000 in suits from Ron & Ron,” Britto said. “You had guys wanting to have the personality they played with on the court reflected in their personal style.” Washington Post

Stephon Marbury's ex-mistress is hell-bent on collecting her hush money from the ex-NBA star ... even if that means going after his precious assets, like a couple of luxury cars. TMZ broke the story ... Marbury and Thurayyah Mitchell -- the personal chef he boinked, while he was married, back in 2006 -- had an agreement: she would keep quiet about the affair, as long as he coughed up $900,000. Problem is ... Marbury stopped making payments around the $600,000 mark, so Mitchell dragged the NBA star to court earlier this year, where a judge ordered him to pony up the remaining $331,584.50. TMZ.com

May 9, 2013 Updates

Still, his China ambitions are not done yet as he has started down another career path - as a basketball coach. The opportunity came when Beijing Ducks head coach Min Lulei invited him to be his assistant during the National Games preliminaries last month in Chongqing. "It's pretty amazing. It's humbling ... it's something that you don't expect to happen so quickly," the 36-year-old told China Daily recently after helping Beijing qualify for the final stage of the high-profile event. "I made no secret that I want to coach basketball here in China and I want to be part of the growth and development here. This is definitely the beginning." China.org.cn

Marbury is also keenly aware of the cultural differences. Whereas basketball is an entertainment business in the US, it remains an outlet to show Olympic might for China. With that comes enormous pressure from media and Olympic-success obsessed officials. But Marbury, who has been dubbed "Ma Zhengwei (Commissar Ma)" by his legions of fans, remains upbeat. "I know (winning Olympic medals) is the most important thing, the CBA's been a platform for players to prepare to be that type to win a medal," he said. "That's the most important thing. "I feel like I have the resources and the understanding that it would take to not only win, but to build the guys up to the point where they will be able to play at that high level consistently. "I would love to be one of the people to help to do that. That would be a huge accomplishment in China's basketball history." China.org.cn

March 18, 2013 Updates
March 17, 2013 Updates

Stephon Marbury’s Beijing Ducks may have been sent home packing earlier than expected, but Marbury will be sticking around in Beijing to start another China career: coaching. In an interview on BTV, the 36 year-old guard announced that he will serve as an assistant coach for Beijing as they prepare to participate in the 2013 China National Games. He will work under his CBA head coach Min Lulei, who serves the same position for the Beijing Ducks. The National Games, which happen once every four years, are completely separate from the Chinese Basketball Association season. As a sort of intra-China Olympics, the National Games pit the country’s different provinces against each other in various athletic events, including basketball. NiuBBall.com

Marbury’s addition to the coaching staff comes on the heels of other big news this week. The Beijing team got a boost when it was announced that Sun Yue, who plays for Beijing Aoshen — a team that is not part of the Chinese Basketball Association — will be representing Beijing at the Games, in addition to several other Aoshen players. A longtime key contributor for the National Team, Sun will be one of the best players in the tournament. NiuBBall.com

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