Stephon Marbury

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Stephon Marbury
Stephon Marbury @ Amazon Fishbowl 2.jpg
Marbury in 2009
Beijing Royal Fighters
PositionHead coach
Personal information
Born (1977-02-20) February 20, 1977 (age 46)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolAbraham Lincoln
(Brooklyn, New York)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (1995–1996)
NBA draft1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1996–2018
PositionPoint guard
Number3, 33, 8
Career history
As player:
19961999Minnesota Timberwolves
19992001New Jersey Nets
20012004Phoenix Suns
20042009New York Knicks
2009Boston Celtics
2010Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons
2010–2011Foshan Dralions
20112017Beijing Ducks
2017–2018Beijing Fly Dragons
As coach:
2019–presentBeijing Royal Fighters
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points16,297 (19.3 ppg)
Assists6,471 (7.6 apg)
Steals1,022 (1.2 spg)
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Stats at
Men's basketball
Representing  United States
Summer Olympics
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Athens Team competition
FIBA Americas U18 Championship
Gold medal – first place 1994 Santa Rosa Team competition

Stephon Xavier Marbury (born February 20, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player and current head coach in the Chinese Basketball Association. After his freshman year with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, he was selected as the 4th overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, but was traded shortly thereafter to the Minnesota Timberwolves. A two-time All-Star and a two-time member of the All-NBA Team, Marbury played in the NBA from 1996 until 2009. He then played in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) until his retirement in 2018.

Early years[edit]

Marbury has often gone by the nickname "Starbury", a name created during his youth. Marbury, the sixth of seven children, was born and raised in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. He attended elementary school, PS 329.[1] During his teenage years, he starred at NYC powerhouse Abraham Lincoln High School,[2] After his senior year Marbury was named New York State Mr. Basketball, after averaging 27.4 points, 8.3 assists and 3 steals per game.[3] He was often heralded as the next great NYC point guard, expected to follow the success of NBA stand-outs Mark Jackson and Kenny Anderson.

While still attending Abraham Lincoln High School he was one of the subjects of Darcy Frey's book The Last Shot, which followed three seniors and Marbury, a freshman, through the early months of his first season with the school's team. In high school, he played for the renowned AAU team the New York Gauchos.



He was named a 1995 McDonald's All-American along with future NBA All-Stars Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, and Antawn Jamison. Marbury was listed as one of the top five recruits in the country that year and was pursued by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets coach Bobby Cremins, with whom he eventually committed.

Georgia Tech[edit]

At Georgia Tech, Marbury took over the starting point guard role left vacant with Travis Best's departure.[4] Teaming with future NBA players Matt Harpring and Drew Barry, Marbury led Georgia Tech to a 24–12 record en route to the Regional Semi-final game of the NCAA tournament, where the Yellow Jackets lost to Cincinnati 87–70. For the season, Marbury averaged 18.9 ppg and 4.5 assists and was named a Third Team All American by the Associated Press, along with several conference honors. Following the season he declared himself eligible for the 1996 NBA draft.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Timberwolves (1996–1999)[edit]

He 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 (who was drafted immediately after him) and a future first-round pick. In his first season in the league, Marbury averaged 15.8 points and 7.8 assists per game and was named to the 1997 All-Rookie Team. He and second-year player Kevin Garnett led the Timberwolves to the NBA playoffs in 1997 and 1998. During the 1997 NBA Playoffs, Marbury led Minnesota in scoring with 28 points during a first round Game 1 loss to the Houston Rockets.[5]

During the lockout-shortened 1999 season, Marbury's agent, David Falk, demanded a trade. Marbury said he wanted to be closer to his family and friends. Other reports said he wanted to go to a market that would provide more endorsement opportunities, while others suggested that Marbury genuinely disliked Minnesota and was jealous of Kevin Garnett's new contract.[6][7] Marbury was ultimately traded to the New Jersey Nets in a three-way trade in which Terrell Brandon was sent from Milwaukee to Minnesota and Sam Cassell was sent from New Jersey to Milwaukee.

New Jersey Nets (1999–2001)[edit]

While in New Jersey, Marbury blossomed into an All-Star. 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. Marbury also scored a career-high 50 points on February 13, 2001, in an overtime loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite his individual accolades, the Nets never made the playoffs during Marbury's time with the team.

Phoenix Suns (2001–2004)[edit]

Marbury was traded to the Phoenix Suns along with Johnny Newman and Soumaila Samake in the 2001 offseason for Jason Kidd and Chris Dudley. On November 30, 2002, Marbury scored a season-high 43 points, including 26 in the 4th quarter, to lead the Suns to a 94–87 win over the San Antonio Spurs.[8] As a Sun, Marbury made his second All-Star team and the All-NBA 3rd team in 2003. Teamed with Rookie of the Year Amar'e Stoudemire and All-Star Shawn Marion, the trio took the team to the playoffs, but the Suns were ousted by the Spurs in the first round.

New York Knicks (2004–2009)[edit]

Marbury with the Knicks

Marbury, Penny Hardaway and Cezary Trybański were traded to the New York Knicks on January 5, 2004, for Howard Eisley, Charlie Ward, Antonio McDyess, Maciej Lampe, draft rights to Miloš Vujanić, a first-round 2004 draft choice, and an additional future first-round draft choice. This brought Marbury full circle, as he grew up in New York and was a lifelong Knicks fan.

Marbury played for the U.S. in the 2004 Summer Olympics, the first of the U.S. teams composed of NBA players to fail to win the gold medal at the Olympics. He and his teammates returned with bronze. Despite the disappointment, Marbury scored a U.S. team Olympic record 31 points in a game against Spain (since eclipsed by Carmelo Anthony in 2012).

During the 2005–06 season Marbury feuded with head coach Larry Brown. Towards the end of the 2005–2006 season, the Knicks' poor performance combined with Marbury's public spats with his coach led to a severe decline in Marbury's popularity, with Frank Isola and Michael O'Keefe of the New York Daily News stating that Marbury is "the most reviled athlete in New York."[9]

The public feud between Marbury and Brown was one of the reasons Larry Brown was fired at the end of the 2005–06 season.[10] Isiah Thomas took over the coaching role and the Knicks were slightly more successful during the 2006–2007 season, surpassing the previous year's 23 wins, 54 games into their 82-game season, before falling off and finishing with only 33.

In September 2007, Marbury testified at the trial of a sexual harassment lawsuit that had been filed against the Knicks and Isiah Thomas. At the trial, Marbury testified that he and a Knicks intern had "got[ten] together" in his car outside a strip club in 2005.[11]

The start of the 2007–08 season found the Knicks again floundering and Marbury again involved in a public feud, this time with Thomas. The pivotal incident involved Marbury leaving the team after learning that Thomas planned to remove him from the starting lineup. There were reports that Marbury and Thomas actually came to blows on the team plane, and that Marbury threatened to blackmail Thomas for taking him out of the starting lineup—both in the presence of Knick teammates. Following the incident and Marbury's return to the team in mid-November after one missed game, Knick fans consistently chanted "fire Isiah" at home games and constantly booed virtually all of the Knicks, especially Marbury. The dysfunction and drama were accompanied by 8 straight Knicks losses, and several newspapers reported that Isiah's job was in jeopardy.[12] There were also rumors that the Knicks wanted to trade Marbury to another team. However, this proved difficult for the Knicks to accomplish, in view of the two years and approximately $42 million remaining under his contract with the Knicks. Following a season-ending ankle surgery in February 2008, which was reportedly deemed unnecessary by the team, but which Marbury elected to undergo regardless, Isiah Thomas hinted that Marbury could have played his final game in a Knicks uniform. However, in April 2008, it was Thomas who was removed from his position; first as president, being replaced by Donnie Walsh,[13] and then as coach, being replaced by Mike D'Antoni.[14]

After D'Antoni took over, the Knicks signed Chris Duhon, leading to speculations over Marbury's future in New York. Marbury arrived to training camp, and competed with Duhon for the starting point guard job, which Duhon won.[15] When D'Antoni told Marbury that he had an opportunity to play approximately 35 minutes in a game if he wanted to, Marbury, apparently feeling he and the Knicks had gone their own ways, allegedly refused.[16] Following that, on December 1, Marbury was banned from attending any Knicks' practices or games.[17]

Boston Celtics (2009)[edit]

On February 24, 2009, the Knicks and Marbury agreed to a buyout after much speculation.[18] He cleared waivers two days later, making him a free agent. Marbury had been speculated to join the Boston Celtics by many NBA analysts since late 2008, and on February 27, 2009, Marbury signed with the Celtics. In his debut, he played against the Indiana Pacers, adding 8 points on 4 of 6 shooting, and 2 assists in 13 minutes. Marbury wore the jersey number 8, as No. 3 had been retired in honor of Dennis Johnson.[19]

Marbury was offered a one-year contract by the Celtics for the 2009–10 season for the veteran's minimum. However, he did not agree to the contract. He later announced that he would take a year off from basketball to attend to his business interests.[20]

Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons (2010)[edit]

In January 2010, it was announced that Marbury had signed with the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association.[21] In his first game, Marbury, suffering from jet lag, contributed 15 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals in 28 minutes of action.[22] He averaged 22.9 points, 9.5 assists and 2.6 steals in 15 games, but Shanxi eventually failed to advance to the playoffs. Marbury later participated in the CBA All-Star match between the North and the South teams, contributing 30 points and 10 assists for the North team. He won the MVP title for the All-Star game.[23] In July 2010, Marbury agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Brave Dragons.[24] However, he left the team in December 2010

Foshan Dralions (2010–2011)[edit]

In December 2010 Marbury joined the Foshan Dralions.[25] Like the previous season, Marbury played in the starting five of the 2011 CBA All-Star match, but his team failed to make the playoffs.

Beijing Ducks (2011–2017)[edit]

During the 2011–2012 season, the Beijing Ducks, led by Stephon Marbury, started out the season with a 13–0 record. Like the previous two seasons, Marbury played in the starting five for the 2012 CBA All-Star match, but unlike the previous two years, his team made the playoffs. Averaging 45 points per game during the Shanxi series, Marbury led Beijing to their first ever CBA Finals match-up against the 7-time champion Guangdong Southern Tigers. Marbury then led his Beijing Ducks Team to the 2011–2012 season CBA championship.[26] Following the team's championship, in May 2012, a statue of Marbury was unveiled on the lawn of the MasterCard Center, the 2008 Olympic basketball arena, in Beijing. Dennis Rodman spoke at the ceremony.[27][28]

Writing in the state-run China Daily, Marbury credited the success in his life to Chinese culture which he described as one "filled with love, compassion, and care".[29]

In the second game of the 2012–13 CBA season, Marbury tallied 13 assists in a victory over the Jilin Northeast Tigers. This was the highest number of assists Marbury had produced in a single game since his tenure with the Ducks began.[30] He then scored 32 points in an away game against Liaoning. Beijing won that game by 4 points.[31] He was named the CBA Foreign MVP for the season.

On March 30, 2014, Marbury won a second CBA championship with the Beijing Ducks. On March 22, 2015, he won his third CBA championship with his team, as well as his first official CBA Finals MVP award.[32]

On February 25, 2017, Marbury announced he would retire at the end of the 2017-18 CBA season.[33]

On April 24, 2017, the Ducks officially parted ways with Marbury.[34]

Beijing Fly Dragons (2017–2018)[edit]

On July 19, 2017, Marbury announced that for his last season, he would play for the Beijing Fly Dragons.[35] He later posted that after his season with the Fly Dragons concluded, he'd look to try and finish his career with an NBA team. However, on February 11, 2018, Marbury played his final game in the CBA, scoring 20 points in a 104–92 win over the Jiangsu Dragons, and announced his retirement from basketball.[36]

Coaching career[edit]

On June 24, 2019, Marbury was named head coach of the Beijing Royal Fighters of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).[37]

On March 8, 2020, Marbury warned NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to stop the 2019–2020 season, saying, "the game won't be fun if people die." He specifically asked Silver to "be the one to make the hard, easy decision." This request was made three days before the first NBA player tested positive for the coronavirus and Silver suspended the season.[38]

Personal life[edit]


Stephon's father Don died during a December 2, 2007, game between the Knicks and the Phoenix Suns.[39]

Stephon's brother Zach has played professional basketball in Venezuela.[40] Marbury is a cousin of former professional basketball player Sebastian Telfair. He is also a cousin of former Providence College star and former NBA journeyman Jamel Thomas. In a book, Thomas claimed Marbury's selfish actions in Minnesota prevented Thomas from signing a contract with the Timberwolves.[41]

Stephon and his wife Latasha married on September 14, 2002. He has three children: Xaviera, Stephon II, and Stephanie.[42]


In 2001, Marbury donated $250,000 of the money derived from Pepsi sponsorships to help victims of the September 11 attacks.[43]

In 2005, Marbury donated between $500,000 and $1,000,000 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.[44]

In 2007, Marbury donated $4,000,000 to New York City, $1,000,000 each to the NYPD, FDNY, EMT, and New York City Teacher's Fund.[45]

In 2014, 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. He became the first international citizen to earn such an honor since its inception by the Beijing government.[46]

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Marbury worked with a China supplier to sell millions of masks at cost to assist first responders and hospital workers in New York City.[47]


In 2006, Marbury partnered with Steve & Barry's to promote a line of shoes and clothing bearing his nickname, "Starbury". The line of shoes he endorsed sold for $14.98, far less than many other shoe lines.[48] The reason for doing so, he stated at the time, was to provide kids a way to get fashionable basketball shoes for a reasonable price, and avoid the problem of having expensive shoes that are the target of theft. Marbury was not paid to endorse the shoes, but was compensated based on sales of the shoes.[48] Since then, but not due to business with Marbury, Steve & Barry's filed for bankruptcy and closed all stores. Shortly after Steve & Barry's closed, Marbury opened to sell his shoes and an expanded product line through a partnership with[49] Starbury has also announced plans to open dozens of stores and a distributorship in China.[50] In May 2017, Marbury expressed interest in helping Big Baller Brand partner with a Chinese sports apparel company.[51]

In popular culture[edit]

Marbury is on the cover of the Midway video game NBA Ballers. He has been named to The Sporting News list of "Good Guys in Sports" three times.

In the Spike Lee movie He Got Game, fictional Brooklyn high school star Jesus Shuttlesworth (played by Ray Allen) mentions Stephon Marbury as one of the great New York City legends to make it out of Coney Island to the NBA. The high school in the movie, Abraham Lincoln, is where Marbury attended high school.

In 1999, Marbury, alongside fellow former Georgia Tech point guard Kenny Anderson, appeared in the video for Big Pun's single "Whatcha Gonna Do" which was produced by Juju of The Beatnuts. In the video, Marbury and Anderson play a 2 on 2 game versus Terror Squad members Fat Joe and Cuban Link.

In 2007, Marbury co-authored his first children's book with Marshall Dean entitled The Adventures of Young Starbury: Practice Makes Perfect. The book was illustrated by Ryan Nakai.[52]

In March 2008, wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter said in an interview that he based his wrestling persona on Marbury. M.V.P. said he had an encounter with Marbury when he was a doorman at a club.[53]

In July 2009, Marbury began a live-streaming broadcast, a format not yet commonplace,[54] for 24 hours,[55] where he answered questions from fans, openly wept, and ate vaseline to soothe a sore throat.[56] He would later admit that he was depressed and suicidal at the time.[57]

Marbury appeared in the 2014 musical I Am Marbury, which is allegorically based on his life.[58]

In 2017, Marbury starred in his own autobiographical movie titled My Other Home, alongside Jessica Jung.

A documentary about Marbury, A Kid from Coney Island, was released in 2019.[59]

China permanent residence permit[edit]

In 2015, Marbury applied for and received a Chinese "green card", or Permanent Resident ID Card (外国人永久居留身份证). He is the fifth American basketball player to receive a green card in China.[60] He also earned the nickname Commissar Ma (simplified Chinese: 马政委; traditional Chinese: 馬政委) for his role as a mentor to the teammates and younger players while playing in China.[61]

Sports team owner[edit]

On October 20, 2017, it was announced that Marbury had reached an agreement to become the owner of the Beijing Lions of the China Arena Football League.[62]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

1996–97 Minnesota 67 64 34.7 .408 .354 .727 2.7 7.8 1.0 .3 15.8
1997–98 Minnesota 82 81 38.0 .415 .313 .731 2.8 8.6 1.3 .1 17.7
1998–99 Minnesota 18 18 36.7 .408 .205 .724 3.4 9.3 1.6 .3 17.7
1998–99 New Jersey 31 31 39.8 .439 .367 .832 2.6 8.7 1.0 .1 23.4
1999–00 New Jersey 74 74 38.9 .432 .283 .813 3.2 8.4 1.5 .2 22.2
2000–01 New Jersey 67 67 38.2 .441 .328 .790 3.1 7.6 1.2 .1 23.9
2001–02 Phoenix 82 80 38.9 .442 .286 .781 3.2 8.1 .9 .2 20.4
2002–03 Phoenix 81 81 40.0 .439 .301 .803 3.2 8.1 1.3 .2 22.3
2003–04 Phoenix 34 34 41.6 .432 .314 .795 3.4 8.3 1.9 .1 20.8
2003–04 New York 47 47 39.1 .431 .321 .833 3.1 9.3 1.4 .1 19.8
2004–05 New York 82 82 40.0 .462 .354 .834 3.0 8.1 1.5 .1 21.7
2005–06 New York 60 60 36.6 .451 .317 .755 2.9 6.4 1.1 .1 16.3
2006–07 New York 74 74 37.1 .415 .357 .769 2.9 5.4 1.0 .1 16.4
2007–08 New York 24 19 33.5 .419 .378 .716 2.5 4.7 .9 .1 13.9
2008–09 Boston 23 4 18.0 .342 .240 .462 1.2 3.3 .4 .1 3.8
Career 846 816 37.7 .433 .325 .784 3.0 7.6 1.2 .1 19.3
All-Star 2 0 16.5 .500 .400 .500 .5 5.0 .0 .0 8.0


1997 Minnesota 3 3 39.0 .400 .300 .600 4.0 7.7 .7 .0 21.3
1998 Minnesota 5 5 41.8 .306 .280 .783 3.2 7.6 2.4 .0 13.8
2003 Phoenix 6 6 45.3 .375 .227 .758 4.0 5.7 1.2 .0 22.0
2004 New York 4 4 43.5 .373 .300 .680 4.3 6.5 1.8 .0 21.3
2009 Boston 14 0 11.9 .303 .250 1.000 .9 1.8 .1 .0 3.7
Career 32 18 29.3 .355 .273 .750 2.6 4.6 .9 .0 12.6

CBA career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2009–10 Shanxi 15 15 34.1 .487 .366 .806 5.9 9.5 2.6 .1 22.9
2010–11 Foshan 32 32 36.4 .545 .508 .816 4.5 5.7 1.6 .0 25.2
2011–12 Beijing Ducks 31 31 35.3 .470 .283 .701 5.5 6.5 2.2 .0 25.0
2012–13 Beijing Ducks 30 30 35.0 .539 .386 .766 4.6 5.3 2.2 .1 29.5
2013–14 Beijing Ducks 12 12 29.4 .519 .477 .780 4.7 5.3 1.0 .0 16.9
2014–15 Beijing Ducks 38 36 31.8 .555 .406 .764 3.2 5.7 1.2 .1 16.3
2015–16 Beijing Ducks 36 36 31.9 .483 .366 .788 3.8 5.7 2.0 .0 18.4
2016–17 Beijing Ducks 36 36 34.4 .487 .341 .748 3.2 5.5 1.7 .1 21.4
2017–18 Beijing Fly Dragons 36 36 34.1 .464 .281 .663 3.0 4.7 1.6 .2 14.9


2011–12 Beijing Ducks 14 13 33.6 .571 .432 .822 4.3 5.6 3.4 .1 33.8
2012–13 Beijing Ducks 6 6 35.8 .393 .265 .848 3.2 8.2 2.3 .2 22.0
2013–14 Beijing Ducks 15 15 37.2 .451 .283 .745 4.8 4.1 2.5 .0 25.7
2014–15 Beijing Ducks 13 13 38.8 .575 .375 .750 4.2 6.6 2.1 .1 24.6
2015–16 Beijing Ducks 4 4 37.8 .484 .481 .815 4.8 4.3 1.3 .0 31.8


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