27 Facts About Stephon Marbury

1. On October 20, 2017, it was announced that Stephon Marbury had reached an agreement to become the owner of the Beijing Lions of the China Arena Football League.

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2. Stephon Marbury is the fifth American basketball player to receive a green card.

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3. In 2015, Stephon Marbury applied for and received a Chinese "green card", or permanent residence permit.

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4. Stephon Marbury appeared in the 2014 musical I Am Stephon Marbury, which is allegorically based on his life.

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5. Stephon Marbury is on the cover of the Midway video game NBA Ballers.

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6. In May 2017, Stephon Marbury expressed interest in helping Big Baller Brand partner with a Chinese sports apparel company.

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7. Stephon Marbury became the first international citizen to earn such an honor since its inception by the Beijing government.

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8. In 2014, Stephon Marbury was named one of the Top 10 Model Citizens for Beijing due to his commitment to the Beijing community and the charity work he provided for it.

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9. In 2005, Stephon Marbury donated between $500,000 and $1,000,000 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.

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10. In 2001, Stephon Marbury donated $250,000 of the money derived from Pepsi sponsorships to help victims of the September 11 attacks.

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11. Stephon Marbury is a cousin of professional basketball player Sebastian Telfair.

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12. On July 19, 2017, Stephon Marbury announced that for his last season, he would play for the Beijing Fly Dragons.

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13. In July 2010, Stephon Marbury agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Brave Dragons.

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14. In January 2010, it was announced that Stephon Marbury had signed with the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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15. On February 24, 2009, the Knicks and Stephon Marbury agreed to a buyout after much speculation.

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16. Stephon Marbury arrived to training camp, and competed with Duhon for the starting point guard job, which Duhon won.

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17. At the trial, Stephon Marbury testified that he and a Knicks intern had "got[ten] together" in his car outside a strip club in 2005.

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18. Stephon Marbury played for the US in the 2004 Summer Olympics, the first of the US teams composed of NBA players to fail to win the gold medal at the Olympics.

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19. Stephon Marbury was traded to the Phoenix Suns along with Johnny Newman and Soumaila Samake in the 2001 offseason for Jason Kidd and Chris Dudley.

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20. Stephon Marbury scored a career-high 50 points on February 13, 2001 in an overtime loss against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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21. Stephon Marbury made the All-NBA 3rd Team in 2000 and was selected as a reserve for the 2001 All-Star Game, where he hit 2 clutch threes to win the game.

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22. Stephon Marbury said he wanted to be closer to his family and friends.

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23. Stephon Marbury was selected fourth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1996 NBA draft, then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the draft rights to Ray Allen and a future first-round pick.

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24. Stephon Marbury was listed as one of the top five recruits in the country that year and heavily pursued by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach Bobby Cremins, with whom he eventually committed.

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25. Stephon Marbury has often gone by the nickname "Starbury", a name created during his youth.

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26. Stephon Marbury played in the NBA from 1996 to 2009.

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27. Stephon Marbury was selected out of Georgia Tech by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 4th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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