Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 5:16 pm  |  60 responses

Links: Starbury Night Live

Live from a bus stop, it’s Stephon Marbury!

by Lang Whitaker

Just got this email from Linkstigator Brendan…

thought you – and yer dog – would dig this:)

i was driving home from shooting a thing with a friend and i spot stephon marbury sitting at the bus stop talking into his blackberry half a mile from my house.

confused as to why starbury would be riding the bus – had the economy really bitten him that badly?

it obsessed and bothered me when i got home and i was trying desperately to think of a comedy sketch idea around this…

so i grabbed my camera and hustled back to where i saw him – turns out he was waiting on his car to be fixed at a shop right behind him – and asked him if he’d shoot some improv stuff with me at the bus stop.

i was a little surprised he said yes but he did and we rolled and goofed and i’m chopping ‘em up into little bite-sized pieces to go up every day…

he did yak a bit about the knicks situation… not in this first ep but by the end of this week, i’ll have put that piece up…

long live the links!

Awesome stuff, Brendan. As I’m posting this the video has all of 4 views. Let’s get some eyeballs on this thing…

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  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo


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  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi


  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    That was 1:17 well spent.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i give Brendan MAD PROPS for pulling this off. the content is a bit weak for my tasting (considering how crazy awesome starbury is), but it’s only the first part of a series of four, so i’ll be patient and hopefully be rewarded platinum.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    So great.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    but hey that’s improv. sometimes it’s a miss, sometimes it’s mega-greatness. again, thanks for bringing us more Starbury, Brendan.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    If he ever gets on a team this year, I hope he still remembers how to play.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    That last line was great. Steph seemed very normal. How man other players would have done that?

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    “Where’s your tights at?”

  • http://wherespmac.com Justin Adler

    There is no better life than Starbury’s. Do nothing, just some wacky interviews from time to time and make 22 mil.

  • jay

    Great Stuff. Good for Brandon for catching Steph in a pleasant mood.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I can’t see the vid here at work, but major props for going up to him and giving it a shot.

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I just laughed out my pancreas.

  • http://slamonline.com Chris O’Leary

    Love it. @Allenp: Gil, Nash and I think Baron might do this too. Not taking any props from Steph away, just saying. Oh, and Matt Bonner. He’d definitely be in.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    funny stuff right thurr

  • http://www.obviated.blogspot.com nick

    very, very nice. This is way, way, way better than an autograph.


    That’s pretty cool of Steph. I remember when he was here in phx people who ran into him at places would always say how he was a pretty cool dude.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Maybe Gil. Baron and Nash might be a little skittish about doing random improv with a stranger

  • thesubwayconnection

    Wow. I’m thoroughly impressed.

  • donlaker

    what better way to sell sneakers ,on the bus
    go starbury …… right onto the celtics roster
    despite what the knicks say(21 mil ,damn isiah!)

  • donlaker

    i did see keith closs (clippers) at a liquor store in l.a.(once)
    he got out of a old ass cutlass…. and had some chalk in his hair…but he didnt go near the bus stop lol

  • Plasticman

    Thats awesome. Who the hell see’s an (occasional) NBA player and thinks “Hey you know, it’d be cool do do a 4 part improv, comedy sketch with him”
    Props to Brendan.

  • http://fashionsensei.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/jackie-moon.jpg Jackie Moon

    “The recession is crazy!”

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    this is nice.

  • ber

    “you waitin’ for the bus?” LOL

  • The Last Kings Fan

    Nothing anywhere on the site about Sir Charles returning to TNT on Thursday? I thought that was big news….

  • http://truehoop.com Ryan


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  • http://www.twitter.com/SeanEMitchell Homie

    “Maybe you should have charged more for those shoes…” Great line!

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    “I’m just chilling.” Yes, Indeed. There is something about Starbury, that for some reason I got a soft spot for him. From what I read, Lang, You do too? He was your first piece as a full-time SLAMmer, no?

  • Josh

    The line about charging more for the shoes just made my day! Sad but true.

  • drz

    “Maybe you should have charged more for those shoes.”


  • http://jonesonthenba.com Nate Jones

    The story behind it is so funny to me. I know for a fact that is at the corner of La Cienega and Venice in L.A. at a place called Globe Motorsports. Tons of NBA players get their custom rims installed on their car their. If people kept an eye out they probably could run into many more NBA players sitting on that bus bench.

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  • Dark

    If anything, Starburys should be doing alright in times like these.

  • http://youtube.com/fireballmcnamara brendan

    aw man… ya’ll are making me feel sweet as pie. thanks fer checking it out… stephon could not have been cooler… even laughed when i told him i had to drop him from my fantasy team… said he woulda done the same thing… he seemed in no rush, agreed in like 15 seconds to go shoot it, was honest and open about the knicks situation – and all that despite the fact that i’d just come from being in a video for a friend and was dressed in a superman t-shirt with a cape on it i stole from my brothers’ PJs… and i wuz thinking the whole time driving home… dude, i gotta tell lang… he’ll get a kick out of this… i was pretty geeked out about the whole deal:)

  • Clockwork

    Steph chills at bus stops. That’s cool.

  • http://www.kayceonline.com/blog/ Kevin


  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Freshhh Brendan. Can’t wait for episodes 2, 3, and 4.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    White guys are annoying.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    ^^ That was either a dumb random comment, or theres an very assumsing story behind it. I cant tell.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    wow, amusing**

  • http://myspace.com/arodakaroman and1ballermj2350

    STARBURY SIGHTING!! To this is cool, thanks for the post.

  • donlaker

    yes that was starbury at roscoes house of chicken and waffles on pico blvd.. last week but the bus stop is across the street,and he wasnt wearing his $25 shoes , he had some bruno magali’s on
    they were fresh…..

  • JTN15

    “maybe you should charge a little more for those shoes”

    haha that was funny

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cub Buenning

    Finally got to see this. Enjoyable.

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  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    the real question is how bad does the economy have to get to keep a place that sells 7 dollars shoes in business

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    slam is back baby!!!

  • I ride toys

    LOL LOL he is by globe motor sports at the bus stop to the beach.video was cool/funny

  • Jacob

    “maybe you should charge more for your shoes” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    haha, that was really funny. Thx Brendan!

  • donlaker

    damn the trade deadline is close,
    but starbury wasnt on the buss this morning,
    so it is safe to say “boston, yeah he missed that bus” funny hahahahahahahaahaaha

  • http://youtube.com/fireballmcnamara brendan

    just put ep three up, start talking the knicks situation…

  • Fat Lever

    HAHAHAHA, did you try crying? Good stuff Brendan. That’s what’s up, Steph seems down to earth, or as down to earth as a dude in his position can be.

  • Fred34


    Thanks to you and Steph.

    Love it!

    What did we do before the Innernet tho seriously?!?!?!?


    The best stephon footage I seen all year!!! Funny as hell!!!

  • Dude love

    The big homie Stephon just got out of arbitration and is headed to Boston!

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