He has played for the Timberwolves, Nets, Suns, Knicks, and Celtics, but he has not hooped in the NBA since 2009.
At the age of 40, Stephon Marbury aka “Starbury” announced that he is interested in returning to the NBA. The Olympic bronze medalist and former All-Star posed a video on social media letting the world know he wants back into the league.
“I still have a lot of go in me as a player and at 40 being able to play at a high level is a gift. Being able to stay mentally focused and physically fit takes a different type of discipline. I’m motivated to make this the best year of my career as I end a 21 year long journey in the game I love,” his post read.
Would Marbury comeback to the Knicks? From Brooklyn, Marbury was loved off the court during his five seasons with the Knicks. On the court, Marbury had problems with three head coaches (Larry Brown, Isiah Thomas, and Mike D’Antoni) and Knick management. But that was a decade ago. This is a different team, coach, and management system.
That probably will not happen. If he is lucky, he latches on to a playoff contender and he gets to play in the playoffs.
He has recently been playing in the Chinese Basketball League for the Beijing Ducks. Truth be told, he has had much more basketball success in Asia than he ever experienced in the NBA, winning three Chinese Basketball Association titles with The Beijing Ducks.
He is so loved they erected a life-size statue of Star-bury outside the Beijing Ducks’ arena.