LIFESTYLE — 04 April 2014
Marbury Granted Honorary Citizenship in Beijing

To say that Stephon Marbury has found peace in China would be a huge understatement. After his NBA career ended abruptly (frankly, for no legit reason) at age 31, he has blossomed in to what appears to be a megastar in the Chinese Basketball Association.

He just won his second CBA title last week and they even erected a statue in his honor a year ago. To take it a step further, Marbury was given honoray citizenship in Beijing.

At this rate, he may never come back to the States, ever. In fact, it is almost getting to the point where you have to stop and think,”Did Steph have a better NBA career or CBA career”? Hey, as long as he’s happy over there.

Former NBA star Stephon Marbury was granted “honorary citizenship of Beijing” on April 2 for his leading the Beijing Ducks to their second consecutive Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) title within three years.

The 37-year-old said on his microblog Weibo that Beijing will always be his home and he will try his best to return the kindness shown towards him by the city and his fans.

The Honorary Citizen award was set up to recognize the contributions made by foreigners, overseas Chinese and people from Hong Kong and Macao towards the development of the capital city

H/T: This is Beijing via The Hoop Doctors

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