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Marbury demands two million to return to China

Mar 9, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

According to SINA, Stephon Marbury is demanding two million dollars to return to his Chinese team next season. Here’s the full report, translated by The Hoops Market:

Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury has failed to help his new team, Shanxi Zhongyu, to qualify for the CBA play-offs. Marbury has made good numbers in China (23.1 points, 9.4 assists and 6.2 rebounds), but is not happy with the cold weather of Shanxi province, and has demanded $2 million to continue next year. Marbury is earning $25K a month right now, since signing for the Chinese team a month and a half ago.

It’s been a long, strange journey for Marbury over the last few years. If Shanxi Zhongyu won’t pay Marbury, there’s no telling where the next stop for the former superstar will be. 

  1. sportsfan - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Next Stop.
    Looney bin!!

  2. KnicksFan - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    Starbury putting up 23, 9, and 6 ?!?! Maybe the Knicks would be interested.

  3. doodlebug - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Oh Stephon why oh why must you be so vain? You that if you were any ggod you would be in the USA. GIve it up, has been, you screwed up your own career.

  4. trouble71 - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    CAN YOU SAY MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. phil - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    So when do we start taking up the collection?

  6. phil - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    So when do we start taking up the collection?

  7. Mark - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Los Angeles Sparks is looking for a new point guard. He should give it a shot…

  8. louie the lam - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    I’m tired of seeing your tatted up big as face anyway.
    Be glad them commies want your ass !!

  9. C-Pu - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Marbury, crazy?….. like a fox
    You know who likes to buy cheap shoes? Everybody, including children in China…. a whole lot of em.

  10. Harry Ball - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    “Starbury putting up 23, 9, and 6 ?!?!”
    In China. That 23, 9, and 6 translates to 0, 0, and 0 in the NBA.

  11. Foul Dwimmerlaik - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Marbury needs China more than China needs him. Since he can’t even produce a playoff ticket for his team, he shouldn’t go on demanding.

  12. abc - Mar 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    The player salaries of the entire CBA league don’t even close to US2 million.

  13. HA! - Mar 9, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    No for real.

  14. 72eisenhorn - Mar 10, 2010 at 2:53 AM

    Come on lets’ be realistic that ain’t real competition thats why he didn’t go to europe to play. he’s a star on his head and in his own mind. ny knicks are probably laughing. im a knicks fan and i am.

  15. PeanutGallery - Mar 10, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    That’s so typical of Starbury, 23 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds a night are great numbers no matter where you are, but he never makes his teams better.

  16. $.02 - Mar 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    In 2005, Marbury donated between $500,000 and $1,000,000 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.[17]
    In 2007, Stephon donated $4,000,000 to New York City, $1,000,000 each to the NYPD, FDNY, EMT, and New York City Teacher’s Fund.[18]

  17. Tracel - Mar 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    It’s funny how you guys always trying to downplay Mr. Marbury stint in the CBA or anything that he does. He made the team better rather they went to the playoffs or not. I love how you guys are reporting that he’s demanding 2 million to stay on the team. It’s funny when he’s team was winning games you didn’t hear that reported or when he made his first trip double you didn’t hear that. Mr. Marbury will stay employed . People lie but numbers don’t lie.

  18. Hugh - Mar 10, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    Well, come on, he DID have his problems. He did when he was on our Minnesota team. But he’s a heckuva player. After he left here, nothing pleased or interested me more than watching him on TV crossing over somebody on the top, slashing with his low center of gravity to the basket, right at the big guys, and just at the end fading to the right and banking it so high off the backboard. Electrifying.

  19. Wesley - Mar 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    Interesting – Marbury and Iverson used to be the two top point guards in the NBA – at the same time. They also had the top two egos. My, how the mighty have fallen.

  20. torres - Mar 12, 2010 at 10:22 PM

    I am betting that Marbury is asking for 2 million Chinese Yuan, not 2 Million American Dollars.
    2 million Chinese Yuan = $293,024 in American Money

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