Saturday, July 24th, 2010 at 11:13 am  |  63 responses

Stephon Marbury Turned Down Heat

Steph will likely return to the Chinese league after reportedly turning down an opportunity to join the Heat. From the Daily News: “‘(The Heat) wanted a point guard,’ Marbury told the People’s Daily of China, adding that he was contacted by Miami through the NBA Player’s Association. ‘But I don’t think a point guard would do much in the team as they’ve already had the three guys.’”

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  • nastruthomas

    he truly is insane. why pass up the milliondollar coattail ride of the century?

  • The Philosopher

    Does he not have ‘it’ anymore?

  • rich

    a pg wouldnt do much on that team? ask rondo

  • rich

    most guys love to stay on the perimiter and get a bunch of clean looks

  • james

    This is such bull. His agent probably said to him “the heat might be a good fit” or something and he’s just run with it.
    Why would the heat want a washed up pass second point guard who eats vaseline.
    Wade could run the point better than him.

  • Nigel

    This guy stays doin crazy stuff.

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Marbury wants to be on a team where he is the best player and he can take all the shots and get all glory, he doesn’t play the game to win the game. He plays for self satisfaction.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    The guy they need is spot up three point shooter. Wade and LeBron will dominate the ball, drive and dish. Marbury would not be the right fit.

  • ron

    Well said, Moneyshot. I can’t be more agree with you~!

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Wow. he really is crazy.

  • Jer Boi

    @dirtyfrank they got mike miller

  • TMT

    I’m sure LA would take him

  • Darius (Eastern Michigan’s Future)

    How do you talk 2 da Marbury but dont try 2 get A.I whose a betta player & fit. Come on Pat Riley ur smarter than that

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooo

    Cosign James. Quit lying Steph !!!

  • LD

    Starbury is more like Jordan and Magic than Bron and Bosh. They would rather beat you than join you.

  • mike

    He wants to stay in China cuz he likes chinese food, and does’nt like Cuban food :P

  • total scrotal implosion

    Yea, steph is a real competitor, he wont take the easy way out

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    lying fool, hes upping his price in china thats all..LOL and cosign James!

  • http://www.djpatlok.com pat lok

    Yeah steph, you build that next chinese dynasty!

  • Nashty

    Just a dumb lie from a dumb person….

  • rav

    thought marbury and bron had some existing beef going back to the whole sneaker thing?

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Don’t hate. Starbury is just tryin’ to stack his yuans even higher. It’s all about the Chairman Mao’s, baby!

  • MusketeerX

    This guy’s an idiot.

  • O

    If he would’ve signed there’s no way in helll they would’ve won a title.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    So Steph turns down the chance at winning “the easy way” and he is lambasted for being selfish; meanwhile LeBron does the exact opposite and is blasted for taking the easy way out. Good to know there aren’t any double standards.

  • underdog

    Man, I love Steph. Like it or not, I think it’s nice, he’s not selling his @ss for a possible future ring, like so many aging star did recently. He always wanted to be the star everywhere. Now he’s a king in China, why should he quit? This dude is crazy – no doubt – but he has his principles, and he sticks to them. I like that.

  • PlanetAsia14

    Finally, I’m glad someone turned down the Miami Heat Bandwagon. Good for you Starbury, best of luck in China.

  • rich

    when he gets too bad for china hes gonna go to a middle school league

  • Cool Dude

    I’ve watched videos of Starbury in China. The defenses there are so bad Starbury looks like Magic Frickin Johnson there.

  • Yesse

    Doesn’t sound like a smart move. Come on, Steph!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    plan B- Iverson?

  • MikeC.

    In related news, I also have declined to sign with the Miami Heat. I’d rather run the point in my rec league.

  • MikeC.

    The Heat do need a spot-up guy. Probably why they were trying to get Derek Fisher to join them. They don’t need a PG to create plays for them, they need a guy that can occasionally bring the ball up the floor to relieve Wade and Lebron from time to time. They also need that guy to be able to stay out of the way in the corner and hit shots when the ball comes to them. Where’s Damon Jones nowadays?

  • J-Ro

    @Mike C. You hink Daniel Gibson would be a good fit?

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  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I can’t believe anyone of you believe him. After all Riley’s done, you gotta know he’s not stupid. Are you kidding me? You guys can’t believe this story our of Marbury.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl


  • Sergio

    The Lakers wanted a shooting guard. I told them no.



  • rainman10

    Steve Blake woulda been perfect for the Heat

  • Shem

    Wade Miller LeBron Bosh Z
    I don’t see the problem I really don’t

  • g

    thats why his bum ass in china

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Shem. I agree. The last thing the Heat need in a role player is Marbury OR Iverson.

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  • ThaWindy

    from the way people write..you would think they knew the man personally…I read that Starbury sold like 1500 sneakers in two days or something like that…Keep doing you!!

  • notblack

    thawindy needsto do the math [so to speak]. decent baller that playes in china+! #$@&#*$&)(*#)(*$& population+ cheap prices kinda= lots of sales. I could do that for Gods sake.

  • notblack

    soo you decide that even though you played in the NBA and are healthy enopugh. You stick to china soo you can plaay among a crapl load of chumps: whoopp ‘em and feel good about it. You Vasaline eating fuc! tard. I cant belive i even liked this man to begin wit.

  • Reedan

    Michel Morandais to the Heat!!!

  • Joe King

    Thankyouuuu money$hot !

  • Nashty

    The people who believe him now are the same people who believed him when he said he was the best guard in the L. They probably think Paris Hilton is a smart and classy lady and George W. Bush was a great president….

  • L

    I do hope they sign Stackouse to come off the bench.
    They don’t need another PG. LeBron will handle the playmaking. L

  • JP

    he’s right, Wa

  • JP

    Wade and Lebron need the ball in their hands to produce so they don’t need a true pg.
    By the way don’t know if Starbury is a true pg lol

  • JP

    Wade and Lebron need the ball in their hands to produce so they don’t need a true pg if Starbury has ever been one since living the Wolves.

  • magicmic

    Probably got a $1 mil contract instead of the $60 mil that he’s used to. Too much ego’s spoils the game!

  • EJ

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  • ConeyIslander

    I’m ashamed that he’s from my hood!

  • Nick the Quick

    Slam’s late on this one — he just won the Chinese all-star MVP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7_96aJoIGo&feature=player_embedded you see him dishing it out and think some things have changed then see him hoisting 30 ft shots at the end…and suddenly return to reality…

  • Stillballin

    Join the heat and be role player or be the king of china and make money?? Steph is smart!!

  • Stillballin

    Playing againts china players is so much easier..steph found that out when he crossover yao Ming!!

  • lol

    lol noobs. gang up on Lebron because he goes to Miami. gang up on Starbury because we wont go to Miami. you judgmental jackasses make up your mind. do you think Marbury might want to head back to china because he likes it there and the fans love him?

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  • http://google c_cantrell

    heat dont need steph anyway.. too much drama