Stephon Marbury's Back!-ish

ESPN reports that Stephon Marbury, NYC’s own Starbury, is back in the basketball league!  The Chinese basketball league.  He joined the Shanxi club, currently 15th out of 17th, so clearly they could use some help.  Word is that his salary will

not be too high because [Marbury] wanted to promote his personal brand of shoes in China.

Hopefully this will give him a clean slate, as it seems unlikely there could be much controversy in a Chinese league, right?  Er, no.

Shanxi last season hired former NBA player Bonzi Wells, who scored as many as 50 points a game. The contract ended after less than two months when Wells went on vacation but failed to return on time.

Ahh, nothing like going on vacation and not coming back.  Ain’t that like the spouse who goes off for cigarettes and never returns home?  Usually that means the two sides can’t communicate very well.  But that won’t happen here, right?  I mean both sides want to turn this team around and get them winning, so they’re on the same page.  It’s not like they’re speaking two different languages or any…

Never mind.  I give it a month.

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