A Starbury born again?
Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury is looking to make an NBA comeback. The former Knick posted on social media Tuesday morning announcing his next move is to get back into the league.
Marbury shared a video on Instagram confirming his desire to return to the NBA.
“I’m making a #nba come back for the fans who want to see me play my last year as a pro. After hearing so many people say come back I finally prayed about it and gave it major thought,” Marbury’s post read.
The point guard has recently been playing in the Chinese Basketball League for the Beijing Ducks. His contract was terminated in April following a dispute over his role and salary with the team.
His contract included an option for Marbury to be a part of the Ducks as either a player or assistant coach for the upcoming season, according to Sports Illustrated. Marbury didn’t want to be a coach so he and the team decided to part from one another.
Stephon Marbury spent five drama-filled seasons with the Knicks from 2004-2008.
Marbury averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists and four rebounds in 36 games. In July, Marbury announced he’d be joining the Beikong Fly Dragons.
Marbury spent five seasons with the Knicks from 2004-2008 and was not well-liked in his time in New York. The 40-year-old was consistently a problem off the court, often feuding with coaches and the front office. There was also an incident where he ate Vaseline straight out of a jar.
He also played for the Nets, Timberwolves, Suns and Celtics between 1996-2009.
The last time he was in the NBA was 2009 when played in 23 games for the Celtics.