Stephon Marbury to Star in a Chinese Theatrical Play

There’s a reason he’s called “Starbury”, we suppose. Former NBA All-Star point guard Stephon Marbury is set to star as himself in a Chinese play about, well, himself. Simply amazing. Per

“I Was Marbury” is the tale of the former Knicks and Nets guard and the 2011-12 Beijing Ducks, the team he led to a championship (we were hoping the play would be called “The Shoot-First Point Guard”).


According to, “The play’s director, Zhou Wenhong, told Chinese media that the main theme of the play will be ‘never give up’ and will incorporate choreographed basketball moves with dance. Marbury, however, describes the play’s story in grander terms, saying in a press conference the play focuses on ‘Sino-US relations.'”


There’s more: Marbury will only appear occasionally and guests like former NBA players Yao Ming and Wang Zhizhi will show up on stage.