Beijing government honors Stephon Marbury as a role model (VIDEO)
Five years ago, Knicks fans would have thought this a joke. And not a very funny one.
But Stephon Marbury has become a different person in China. Sure, that includes on the court, his skills had deteriorated to a below NBA level but in China he’s still a star. But more than that he’s found peace off the court he told the New York Times a few years back.
While my first instinct is usually to go for the snark, I’m happy for Marbury. He has found a place he feels he belongs — he’s even had a play made about his impact in China — and we could all use that.