Is Stephon Marbury still Attempting an NBA Comeback?


Through his Instagram, Stephon Marbury announced he will be attempting an NBA comeback.

 

I'm making a #nba come back for the fans who want to see me play my last year as a pro. After hearing so many people say come back I finally prayed about it and gave it major thought. I thought the perfect ending would of been retiring with the Beijing Ducks but it's clear the GM had other thoughts which is fine. My love for the ducks will always be A1 from day 1. I still have a lot of go in me as a player and at 40 being able to play at a high level is a gift. Being able to stay mentally focused and physically fit takes a different type of discipline. I'm motivated to make this the best year of my career as I end a 21 year long journey in the game I love. It's been a blessing to play 13 years in the @nba and this year 9 years in the @cbachina China has groomed my game and my style of play. China made me sharp and consistent. We practice Monday-Wed from 9-11:45 and 3-5:45. Thursday one practice 9-11:45 and Friday-Sat same schedule as M-W. I thought I would die at first coming from the NBA where you can't practice that long before the season starts. Oh and we do that for over 40 days. This way of training can either break you or make you. I'd like to look at it as it made me. So I'm ready and prepared to take on a challenge I once faced but with chips under my belt along with all that has come with winning chips in China. Statues, museum, green card, Honorary citizen, ambassador for the environmental protection bureau, key to the city, only 30 people ever to receive the key to the city of Beijing and MY PEACE something no one can ever take. So with all of these things I feel complete and ready to turn towards the last page of my basketball dairy that I've been writing since 95 when I left Lincoln High. I thank all of the positive energy from all those who showed it throughout my time away from the NBA. Thank you for always keeping it 100. @stephonmarbury_3 @espn @marcjspears @nytimes @nypost @nydailynews @newsday @slamonline #starburymovement #starbuy #loveislove

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Last season with the Beijing Ducks in China, Marbury averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game. Marbury has been playing in China since 2010, has won CBA MVP in 2013 season and CBA Finals MVP in 2015. He has won three CBA championships (2012,2014,2015) and six-time CBA Allstar (2010-2015, 2017). Marbury who is now 40 years old, might be too old to make a comeback in the NBA, especially the way the game is played today.

The former Knick averaged 18.2 points and 7 assists in his five seasons with New York. Even though Marbury found success with his hometown team, they had a huge fallout when Isiah Thomas was head coach. Marbury did not want to take a bench role as Thomas wanted him to come in as a sixth man. Marbury ended up leaving the team. It would be great to see Marbury resign with the Knicks, as we can see the past, present and future stars of the Knicks on one team. This of course if the Knicks do not trade Carmelo Anthony. But it would not be a good idea to sign a 40 year old point guard with ego issues. Marbury had some problems with his team in China as they wanted him to be an assistant coach but he wanted to play another season.

Marbury seems to have problems with every team he has played on, and it would not be wise for the Knicks to sign him, as he may cause some locker room issues. The Knicks are trying to build chemistry and should definitely not consider signing a 40-year-old point guard with head issues.

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