Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 5:52 pm  |  16 responses

Stephon Marbury, Chinese Team Split Ways

Marbury and Shanxi Zhongyu have split ways. Strangely, the two parties agreed on a three-year deal during the summer: “In half a year, Marbury had changed himself, the city of Taiyuan, the way basketball players approach China as a whole, the CBA and at least in some part the caliber of foreign players teams are able to attract. Last Feburary, Chinese basketball merely wanted the Lone Wolf. This season, as the league steps through uncharted territory, it needed him. And that’s why the news that Shanxi has suddenly decided not to bring Marbury back this for this season is particularly shocking to anyone who’s really followed this story throughout. According to NetEase, Shanxi management notified Marbury that the team will not be signing the 13 year NBA veteran to a contract this season after he arrived in Taiyuan to link up with the team for training camp on November 24th. The team announced that they have signed Jamal Sampson instead. Specific reasons as to why the team abruptly changed its plans have not been reported, but whatever events have transpired in the last few weeks were serious enough for Shanxi to tear up whatever the two sides had agreed upon this past summer. A source speaking anonymously to NiuBBall.com said there were unresolvable issues surrounding final salary and business cooperation arrangements.”

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  • http://Nba.com GP23

    The team refuesd to give him ‘vaseline’ to eat. So they had to part ways………

  • http://psp2423@yahoo.com Eboy

    The Heat really need a point guard so if i were the Heat i would take him.

  • max

    lol @eboy getting kind of desperate here…

  • D from the brooknon

    Not sure what happened there. That is very peculiar. I think they’re actually upset he hadn’t had a melt down yet.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    They couldn’t inform him before he traveled?

  • LD

    Marbury will turn 60 years old before Slam stops talking about him. “Original Old School: Vaseline Eater”

  • dsleepy

    i dont understand wasn’t he tearing it up in china? why would you take jamal sampson over steph? i mean c’mon…jamal sampson?!

  • http://slamonline.com Saviour

    Eboy, would you like some brain-cells to go with your desperation?

  • Yes.We.Did.

    How damn disrespectful. I hope team USA meets the chinese national team in the olympics in 2012 and embarasses them. No easy 30 point game, I want them to run that score up to mount everest. And team USA can war the Starbury patch on their jerseys.

  • flipnoycef

    Why am I not surprise, NY state of mind,psych!!!! Miami needs a legit point guard who can facilitate not another drama queen. Marbury was legit 5 or six years ago.

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

    Yes.We.Did is a dumb@ss. But yes this situation is very peculiar and the team didn’t handle the situation well at all..

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/32JSE Yesse

    I hear south beach has spots available.

  • Tommy

    get him back in the nba!!!

    or maybe he should go to turkey and team up with AI xD

  • The Philosopher

    I TOLD y’all he’d better get the hell out of there…


    Starbury to the HEAT! Haslem could become a regular guest on Starbury TV! lol

  • http://www.niubball.com NiuBBall.com

    Shanxi’s general manager, Zhang Aijun, came out with his side of the story the other day, you guys can read about more of the details involved here: http://www.niubball.com/2010/11/zhang-aijun-marbury-never-signed-a-contract/