Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 9:40 am  |  9 responses

Stephon Marbury Says He Didn’t Hit a Fan in China

Things got heated in a recent Chinese Basketball Association playoff game, and former NBA star Stephon Marbury denied accusations that he struck a fan. Per the AP: “The 35-year-old Marbury and his Beijing Ducks teammates were trapped in their team van after their 102-100 road loss on Sunday to the Shanxi Brave Dragons, Marbury’s original team when he joined the league in 2010. A newspaper photograph showed fans pounding on the windows of the van. Marbury was quoted Tuesday by the official China Daily as saying he and the fans had been separated by guards. However, he disputed reports he’d hit a fan. ‘I didn’t do that,’ Marbury said. ‘How could I do that over the security guards?’ Marbury scored 25 points in the game that was interrupted for 10 minutes as Shanxi fans threw water bottles onto the court to protest what they deemed to be a bad call. Shanxi’s win tied the best-of-five series at 2-2, with the final game in Beijing on Wednesday. The winner goes to the CBA finals. [...] ‘We know that for us to win it all we must trust one another because we are at war now,’ Marbury wrote in a column carried in the China Daily.”

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Well, this is the best headline of the day.

  • crooklyn

    Wonder how Metta World Peace woulda handled this situation…

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    he’s writing coloums over there?

  • bike

    In the interest of China / US relations, it is recommended that Marbury be expelled for life from this country.

  • abaci

    From slam 21 to this….

  • MaxIsNative

    Threw water bottles on the court to protest a bad call… I sometimes wish our fan support was that intense on a nightly basis…

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    @MaxIsNative that’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard in awhile. From the scurmish with the Brazilian national team to the fight with Georgetown China has exhibited little self control or security with their fans. They make the Detroit brawl look like nothing!

  • http://dsjfkl.com Jukai

    I want to see Marbury lead his team to a championship.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to petroleum jelly…