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DQL
01-18-2010, 08:40 AM
Twice NBA All Star point guard Stephon Marbury will become the highest profile American to play in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) after he agreed to join China's Shanxi Club.

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).

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/01/18/sports/sports-us-basketball-china-marbury.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

:facepalm: I won't be surprised if this Chinese team will release him before his contract ends

Zefflin
01-18-2010, 08:53 AM
Wowza.

Trouble87
01-18-2010, 08:55 AM
hopefully he can dominate there... might be his shot back in the NBA

Zefflin
01-18-2010, 09:08 AM
Wait I said wowza? What I meant to type was I don't give a **** what he does. And I think most would agree.

JasonJohnHorn
01-18-2010, 09:22 AM
Well... I always like Marbury as a person. He was inmature when he entered the league and shot himself in the foot by demanding out of a T-Wolves uniform, but I appreciated the fact that when he did his whoel shoe deal he aimed to make his shoes affordable for working-class families/kids. He's got skills, and he seemed really grow up by the time he came ot New York, but that franchise was just poison.

I would have liked to see such a talented player have a happier ending to his career, but, c'est la vie.

Testaverde16
01-18-2010, 09:30 AM
good for him

Chronz
01-18-2010, 12:44 PM
How funny would it be if he made that team worse

Kakaroach
01-18-2010, 12:45 PM
Ahh Starbury has taken a fall from whatever he once was. Good luck to him though, maybe he can go back to becoming relevant and maybe coming back to the NBA one day, even though thats very unlikely.

king4day
01-18-2010, 12:49 PM
If Bonzi Wells can score 50 in a game over there, Marbury is going to have a field day.
That team is ranked 15th of 17 teams. Imagine a guy like Lebron signs for one year over there? He'd lead even the worst franchise to a title singlehandedly.

NYMets0507
01-18-2010, 12:51 PM
Wasn't he going to Italy!?:confused:

bctgg27
01-18-2010, 01:07 PM
It's going to be difficult getting used to game there. Teams are only allowed to have two Americans on the floor at once. I hope everything works out for him.

B.JenningsMVP
01-18-2010, 04:43 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4836023


BEIJING -- Two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury will become the highest profile American to play in the Chinese Basketball Association after he agreed to join the league's Shanxi club.

The 32-year-old, a free agent since leaving the Boston Celtics last season, had agreed to a deal with the northern club and would arrive in Shanxi next week, the team announced on its official Web site.

"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.

The 2001 and 2003 NBA All-Star was expected to help boost Shanxi's ticket sales as well as their chances of making the playoffs. Shanxi is currently 15th in the 17-team league.

Wang added that Marbury's salary would not be too high because the former New Jersey Nets and Phoenix Suns player wanted to promote his personal brand of shoes in China.

Shanxi last season hired former NBA player Bonzi Wells, who scored as many as 50 points a game. The contract ended after less than two months when Wells went on vacation but failed to return on time.

Storch
01-18-2010, 04:53 PM
:laugh2: to bonzi wells scoring 50 pts.

smith&wesson
01-18-2010, 05:02 PM
:laugh2: at bonzi wells going on vacation and not returning.

asandhu23
01-18-2010, 05:03 PM
:laugh2: at the story

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-18-2010, 05:08 PM
:laugh2: this story is already posted

B.JenningsMVP
01-18-2010, 05:11 PM
:laugh2: this story is already posted

:laugh2: my bad lol

BkOriginalOne
01-18-2010, 05:12 PM
Wow

Ray_R
01-18-2010, 05:17 PM
u ruined it ^^^^^:laugh2:

Patriots
01-18-2010, 05:21 PM
Lol

homestarunner93
01-18-2010, 05:25 PM
Use :laugh2: instead of Lol :laugh2:.

asandhu23
01-18-2010, 05:31 PM
:laugh2: at the humorless morons who ruined the chain.

masalex1205
01-18-2010, 05:41 PM
haha

JWO35
01-18-2010, 05:44 PM
No one gives a :laugh2:

B.JenningsMVP
01-18-2010, 05:45 PM
:laugh2: keep it goin lol

jim51990
01-18-2010, 05:46 PM
hopefully they make him into some chinese food
hes a bum

Ray_R
01-18-2010, 05:55 PM
hopefully they make him into some chinese food
hes a bum:laugh2:

fixed:laugh2:

Pensx3
01-18-2010, 05:57 PM
He is only going over there to try to sell his ghetto *** shoes to the chinese people.

azkarraga
01-18-2010, 06:11 PM
I'd thought he'd played in Europe.

Gators123
01-18-2010, 06:15 PM
This ones better ...:laugh:

xbrackattackx
01-18-2010, 07:32 PM
He is only going over there to try to sell his ghetto *** shoes to the chinese people.:laugh2:


I'd thought he'd played in Europe:laugh2:.

double fixed :laugh2:

maxisgod
01-18-2010, 07:47 PM
:laugh2: at bonzi wells going on vacation and not returning.

x2 :laugh2:

BALLER71
01-18-2010, 07:51 PM
:laugh2:
Starbury is one of my fave players.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
01-18-2010, 08:03 PM
:laugh2:this is hell of a thread

Strumpy
01-18-2010, 08:12 PM
:laugh2: Starbury trying to buy weed in China.

yankee$fan213
01-18-2010, 08:19 PM
good maybe he can actually get play time now

49ERS LEGACY530
01-18-2010, 08:22 PM
:laugh2: Starbury trying to buy weed in China.

that made me:laugh2:

Ovratd1up
01-18-2010, 08:45 PM
this ones better ...:laugh:

FAIL. :laugh2:

B.JenningsMVP
01-18-2010, 08:55 PM
:laugh2: Maybe he can share his vaseline with them

Gators123
01-18-2010, 09:14 PM
No one gives a :laugh2:


:laugh2: keep it goin lol


fixed:laugh2:


double fixed :laugh2:


x2 :laugh2:


:laugh2:
Starbury is one of my fave players.


:laugh2:this is hell of a thread


that made me:laugh2:


FAIL. :laugh2:


:laugh2: Maybe he can share his vaseline with them

It wont let me quote anymore :laugh2:

HoopsDrive
01-18-2010, 09:45 PM
:laugh:

Ops, wrong emoticon

Ray_R
01-25-2010, 08:35 PM
double fixed :laugh2:

:clap: :laugh2: