Stephon Marbury Being Put In A Box And Shipped To China

Last year around this time we were beginning to talk about the Stephon Marbury to Boston rumors, this year we are talking about getting this guy out of the country. According to the Washington Post, Marbury is headed to China to play basketball for China’s Shanxi club team.

Via Washington Post:

The 32-year-old, a free agent since leaving the Boston Celtics last season, had agreed a deal with the northern club and would arrive in Shanxi next week, the team announced on their official website (www.sxcba.com).

According to Marbury in his off season Ustream videos, basketball was just a game and he wants to own not be owned. Maybe he finally realized his life was on the down-slope and basketball is what makes him who he is. Shanxi is hoping to raise ticket sales with this move and also make a charge towards their league playoffs. 

Via Washington Post:

“The aim of signing Marbury is to pay back our fans and try to win more games in the rest of the season,” said Shanxi boss Wang Xingjiang.

So the guy we all know as the “Vaseline-Eater” is headed out of the country. It is believed that “Starbury” hopes to market his brand of shoes while in China. I personally will be really interested to see what kind of shape this guy is in, from what I saw in the off season he was doing nothing to improve his physical conditioning or basketball skills. Maybe dominating in China will make this guy THINK he’s still got it.