Stephon Marbury, former Celtic, is revered in the country of China.
He has a statue erected of him (see above) after he lead the Bejiing Ducks to a championship back in 2012. Now, he'll have a play and a starring role.
Yup, tickets for the production "I Was Marbury" officially went on sale yesterday. The play will cover Marbury's life during the 2011-2012 Beijing Ducks season -- when Marbury led the team to its first championship over the Aaron Brooks-led Guangdong Tigers.
The play's director, Zhou Wenhong, told Chinese media that the main theme of the play will be "never give up" and will incorporate choreographed basketball moves with dance. Marbury, however, describes the play's story in grander terms, saying in a press conference the play focuses on "Sino-US relations".
Well, maybe not quite a starring role. Apparently, Marbury will only be in a few scenes. Likely those will be the aforementioned choreographed basketball scenes.
Yao Ming will also make an appearance according to the play's website, at least for one night.
Stephon Marbury spent his final moments in the NBA as a member of the Boston Celtics at the tail end of the 2009 season. He spent 13 total years in the league. In a way, his parting ways with the Celtics spurred a career he could only fantasize about. The championship with the Ducks was his first since High School.
Would Marbury ever have a statue and play in America? Probably not. Starbury is truly a star again, in China.
What the Hell Happened to Stephon Marbury? Now you have your answer.
They can't stop what God has in store! pic.twitter.com/wET5jFYyvm— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) August 20, 2014
Via: For The WinMichael Saver 8/21/2014 11:22:00 AM Tweet