Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  20 responses

Stephon Marbury Didn’t Reject Heat; Wants to Play There

Starbury tells the NY Post that his message about supposedly not wanting to play for Miami was lost in translation: “Marbury, back in China for promotional events, said a Chinese reporter mixed up the translation of his remarks and that it was erroneously reported he had rejected the Dream Team’s overtures — an account picked up in New York. The 33-year-old told The Post that the Heat contacted him in early July before LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh formed the Dream Team and told him they would get back to him after ‘they handled all the things they had to handle.’ Marbury still is waiting to hear back from Heat president Pat Riley, as Miami continues filling out its roster and could use another point guard. Marbury has not heard from James or Wade. ‘It’s total nonsense, why would I turn down a chance to play for the Miami Heat?’ an irate Marbury told The Post from Beijing. ‘The report was a fabrication.”‘

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Nice spin, Steph. Heat people know the deal.

  • Ricochet

    Dream trio,maybe….Dream team? Noway. Superlatives are being thrown around way too loosely, these days…sigh

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    So his choice is to either play in communist China or for the Yankees of basketball…stick with China.

  • backboard

    eboy is seriously wacko! always claiming he knows stuff!

  • Yesse

    Well i’m glad this issue is solved. I already thought Steph went insane.

  • Nick the Quick

    Didn’t Steph just win the China All-Star MVP last weekend. There’s some youtube highlights of him jacking 30 footers at the end of the game.

  • Groves

    Steph to the heat… Make it happen.

  • Darius (Eastern Michigan’s Future)

    How bout the Heat sign Allen Iverson instead

  • twinparadox

    Sign Isiah Rider…

  • Cam Jones

    Sorry twinparadox, J.R. is still in David Stern’s dungeon chained to a wall with 30 deactivated prepaid Boost Mobile phones

  • Cam Jones

    Sorry twinparadox, J.R. is still in David Stern’s dungeon chained to a wall with 30 deactivated prepaid Boost Mobile phones

  • http://chugachugachugachuchu.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    Who gives a hoot? lol


    I think Steph would make a good fit here because he is a true PG and can focus on just being the PG because of the talent surrounding him…A.I. would be a good choice also, but he is a true SG even though he’s fully capable of playing the 1….

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Stephon looking at himself in the mirror – “No, I’m not crazy, you’re crazy. No, I’m not crazy, you’re crazy. No, I’m not crazy…..”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    I think he has to be a bit crazy just to be playing in China..


    Starbury is living the dream, period.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Marbury or AI are the last things the Heat need. They already have two players who thrive with the ball in their hands making plays. The players the Heat need in the back court are spot up shooters to space the floor.

  • ConeyIslander

    If he can put his massive ego away and play the point, he can still create.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Whenever I see/read an article about Steph back peddling some comments from the week prior that he may or may not have made I just get this little image in my head: GOLLUM.
    Oh and CARTEL:: You call Steph a ‘true point guard’ is like me calling a chocolate mud cake healthy, sure it has eggs and dairy and cocoa and flour… BUT IT AINT HEALTHY.