Stephon Marbury on The Cover of Sports Illustrated China
While we hear the sad stories of Allen Iverson in the Dominican Republic and Antoine Walker shimmying in the D-League and having to sell his championship ring, you have the curious case of Stephon Marbury.
The former NBA point guard has been forced to play over in China, but unlike the other guys I mentioned, he seems to be blossoming and has really come to accepted his role positively. He was recently in the Chinese league all-star game and more importantly, it seems to have set his life going in a good direction.
The cover features him painting the words “Love is Love” which I assume refers to the way he has been embraced by the Chinese fans and equally embraced them.
He has even tatted China on his arm as well as the characters for his Chinese name.
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