ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Stephon Marbury‘s NBA career was full of exciting moments, including a couple of NBA All-Star appearances. But after a dozen years and five teams, Starbury went to China, where he’s won a couple of titles and, judging by his social media posts, seems to have found a league and a country that he loves and where he is loved. His popularity in China seems to be at an all-time high, where they erected a statue to honor his title-winning run, and what better way to recognize his Chinese career renaissance than by going from the court to the stage?
According to a report from Sports Illustrated, Marbury will soon star as himself in a stage show entitled “I Was Marbury.”
SI.com has the details…
The play will cover Marbury’s life during the 2011-2012 Beijing Ducks season — when Marbury led the team to its first championship over the Aaron Brooks-led Guangdong Tigers.
The play’s director, Zhou Wenhong, told Chinese media that the main theme of the play will be “never give up” and will incorporate choreographed basketball moves with dance. Marbury, however, describes the play’s story in grander terms, saying in a press conference the play focuses on “Sino-US relations”.
Marbury will play himself in the production, but will only appear in a few scenes — the story apparently focuses on other Chinese characters who have been inspired by Marbury.
According to the production’s official website, the show will have a different guest star each night, including Yao Ming and former NBA journeyman Wang Zhizhi.
For more information, the play’s official site is here.