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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