Stephon Marbury is Now a Settled Superstar in China

Stephon Marbury is Now a Settled Superstar in China

(CBS News) – Basketball in China looks like basketball in America – particularly if you look at some of the players.

Stephon Marbury – a former New York Knick – remains very popular six years after first coming to China, where his fans in Beijing carry giant paper cutouts of his face in the stands.

“Marbury brings glory to this town,” one of his fans, Yang Zhong said. “He brought us two championships.”

His fans chant: “ma buh li” – his name with a Chinese twist. In the locker room he said that’s familiar now.

“I’ve been here for over six years,” Marbury said. “You know, it’s normal to me now.”

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