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Stephon Marbury: From NBA bad boy to Chinese celebrity
Stephon Marbury: From NBA bad boy to Chinese celebrity

Five years ago, Stephon Marbury’s basketball career looked to be at a dead end. His spats with two New York Knicks coaches had led to their firings; he had been banned by the team; journalists branded him the “most reviled” athlete in New York. He even turned down a $1.3-million contract offer from the Boston Celtics, calling it “disappointing.” Today, the former NBA All-Star has reinvented himself in China as a friendly, inspirational man of the people who uses “love is love” as his new motto on social media. On top of making more than $2 million a year from his Chinese basketball team, Marbury has published a book, is set to appear in a stage...

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