Former NBA Player Stephen Marbury Honored With Statue in China [Photos]
Rucuss staffMay 14, 2012
Former NBA player Stephen Marbury was honored with a statue in Beijing on Sunday.
Marbury’s statue was unveiled on the lawn of the MasterCard Center where the Beijing Ducks won their first ever CBA championship. Marbury led the Beijing Ducks to the Chinese Basketball Association title a few months ago. A bronze statue was the way the team decided to honor him since he was not eligible for MVP honors because no foreign-born player can win the CBA’s regular-season or postseason MVP awards.
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman was in attendance to watch the unveiling of the statue. He spot at the event. Marbury even tweeted his own picture from the event, “You can’t stop what GOD has written..”
Marbury helped lead the Bucks to a 4-1 series win over defending Chinese Basketball Association champion Guangdong Hongyuan. It is the Ducks first-ever CBA championship. The win capped off a rocky road for Marbury, who was ultimately black balled by the NBA. He headed to China in 2009. He averaged 33.4 points, 6.2 assists and four rebounds a night in the five-game series and poured in 41 points to seal the deciding Game 5 championship.
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