1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

More Marbury... I am changing my mind about him

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by don grahamleone, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. don grahamleone

    don grahamleone Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2001
    Messages:
    23,398
    Likes Received:
    33,599
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-b...039582.html;_ylt=At2QmEcyDUWaHSjCBdGYYRC8vLYF

    Check out the link to see the photos. They're great! This dude clearly loves the game, loves fans and can't get enough PT. Props to Marbury:



    Stephon Marbury is getting a bronze statue, thanks to 1 million Chinese hoops fans

    Stephon Marbury hoists the Chinese Basketball Association championship. (S.I. China/Getty Images)About two weeks ago, Stephon Marbury became a champion for the first time since high school. The Beijing-by-way-of-Brooklyn point guard led his Beijing Ducks to a 4-1 series win over defending Chinese Basketball Association champion Guangdong Hongyuan, bringing the Ducks their first-ever CBA championship. The win capped an emotional road to a title for Marbury, who turned his career and life around by going to China after the 2009 NBA season, thriving in the CBA game to the tune of three straight All-Star appearances and, now, a title.

    While Marbury put up MVP-caliber numbers in the CBA finals — 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 — he couldn't officially be named the series' most valuable player, thanks to a CBA rule stipulating that no foreign-born player can win the CBA's regular-season or postseason MVP awards. Eager to recognize Marbury's championship-winning performance, though, fans at the Chinese basketball website hoopchina.com started an online campaign aimed at building a statue of the former Minnesota Timberwolves, New Jersey Nets, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics point guard.

    Within hours, more than 200,000 fans had thrown their support behind the project; within a week, more than 1 million had voted in favor of pushing the statue into production. As of the latest update, dated April 10, the statue — which captures the moment Marbury lifted the CBA championship trophy, shown above — has been modeled in clay, "transported to the Jiangxi Province [and is] ready to start after the bronze work," according to a translation of a post from the HoopChina forums.

    Hit the jump for some shots of the model, thanks to HoopChina, with a hat-tip to Sean Sweeney at Dime.


    First, a (just about) full-size look:

    The clay model of the Stephon Marbury statue built by Chinese basketball fans. (Via hoopchina.com/hupu.com)

    And now, a close-up of Steph's face:

    A closer look at the face of the model for the Stephon Marbury statue. (Via hoopchina.com/hupu.com)

    Not a bad likeness, right? According to the HoopChina poster who shared the photos, the whole process will take about 24 days to complete, so the earliest we'd see the full-on armored version of Steph's statue would probably be mid-May, smack in the middle of the NBA playoffs.

    Marbury took to both Twitter and, according to Dime, Sina Weibo (a popular Chinese microblogging/social media service) to thank fans for the gesture, the honor and the love.

    All of this, obviously, is pretty stunning. Three years ago, a huge share of the NBA-watching-and-commenting world viewed Stephon Marbury as at best irrelevant, at worst dangerous and generally ridiculous. Now, in a foreign land, he's defeated all comers, risen to the top of the world and become an honest-to-goodness folk hero. Stephon Marbury is basically living out "Planet Hulk" right now. What an amazing turn of events.
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. clos4life

    clos4life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Messages:
    10,955
    Likes Received:
    11,917
    Repped just for a planet Hulk mention.
     
  3. fogo18182028

    fogo18182028 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    4
    good for him , get to bang those cheerleaders :p
     
  4. arjun

    arjun Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,214
    Likes Received:
    280
    holy ****...besides the chick on the left...they are hot as hell
     
  5. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 1999
    Messages:
    62,615
    Likes Received:
    56,405
    no foreign-born players are allowed to bang the cheerleaders.
     
  6. flamingdts

    flamingdts Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2008
    Messages:
    11,558
    Likes Received:
    4,502
    This is Basketball drama that you get in the movies.

    The Basic plot:

    Disgraced basketball player leaves the league, plays in a minor league to earn some quick cash. Soon he realizes that he loves and misses the basketball game, and decides to try his best to help his team win.

    They reach the finals, where they face up against the multiple time defending champions, who also just recently signed a high caliber player in Brooks (the antagonist/boss/that evil karate guy from karate kid).

    Disgraced basketball player takes his team to the promise land, wins championship, cries. The antagonist (Brooks) returns to his old league where his defeat is heard around the world.
     
  7. Dei

    Dei Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    7,362
    Likes Received:
    335
    Why that pose?
     
  8. Ashcoza

    Ashcoza Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    8
    agreed, the marbury movie will be in theaters soon...who is the actor to play him?
    Ray Allen?
     
  9. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    56,828
    Likes Received:
    39,147
    That's a great story, and I'm glad Marbury has found success and love in China. It reminds me of The Flying Nun (post nun days), Sally Field, babbling at the Oscars, "...I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!"

    And they like Marbury enough to cast him in bronze.
     
  10. BetterThanEver

    BetterThanEver Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    9,931
    Likes Received:
    189
    Antoine Walker should go to China and play against Marbury's team. His statue could look like a chocolate Stay Puft Marshmellow man.

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  11. BigM

    BigM Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Messages:
    18,003
    Likes Received:
    13,185
    Hahahahahahah
     
  12. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    90,966
    Likes Received:
    43,827
    lol... CBA rules.....
     
  13. Shroopy2

    Shroopy2 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    15,943
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    A Chinese basketball version

    [​IMG]

     
  14. CharlieMurphy

    CharlieMurphy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,147
    Likes Received:
    79
    Or...

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jontro

    Jontro Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Messages:
    34,661
    Likes Received:
    22,443
    Why is it that it look like only Starbury and the cheerleaders are happy in this pic? Everyone else looks like he stole their trophy.

    [​IMG]

    Also if you look into those eyes, it looks like someone is in there screaming for help.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    90,966
    Likes Received:
    43,827
    Lol @ Sun ming ming in the picture

    [​IMG]
     
  17. redwhiteone

    redwhiteone Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,765
    Likes Received:
    59
    That #6 looks scared as hell. Looks like he is christened :p
     
  18. juiceman54

    juiceman54 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    It seems foolish for teams like the Bobcats or the Hornets to not take a risk on guys like Marbury or Iverson. Those teams are just awful; why not help the rest of the NBA by actually getting fans in the stadium?
     
  19. SacTown

    SacTown Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2011
    Messages:
    4,590
    Likes Received:
    235
    Love it. I love marbury and I love China. Props to him for getting out of the crazy USA and finding himself.
     
  20. sinobball

    sinobball Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    78
    7'9'' Sun Mingming looks unhappy because he played 0 minutes in the entire playoffs. Actually, for practicing with the team for an entire year, he only played in 1 game the entire season, which is the last game of the regular season.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now