Stephon Marbury Gets Ejected from Game, is Still Playing Professional Basketball
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While his career has rejuvenated overseas, it still seems that he possesses some of the qualities that made him particularly well-known during his time in the NBA.
During a game on Feb. 5 against the Shandong Flaming Bulls (side note: That is an amazing team name), Marbury was ejected for (sort of) punching an opponent. The commotion takes place at about the 1:30 mark in the video above.
Based on the report from Chinese sports blog Beijing Cream, this game was pretty great:
Fans become all the more aggravated when officials announce that Marbury has been ejected from the game. He was assessed a technical foul on the initial drive to the hoop (a confusing, terrible call), then another technical for throwing a punch.
There’s more to this story: while officials were sorting out free throws, Shandong forward Donnell Harvey engaged Marbury’s trainer in a bit of trash talk, with the two apparently agreeing to meet after the game to throw down.
After the game, a European basketball blogger tweeted this photo, and I’m not quite sure what to make of it:
Stephon Marbury got ejected and "locked up" after a fight in a Chinese league game: pic.twitter.com/Q3Mf1pDxhx
— Alexander Chernykh (@chernykh) February 6, 2014
This was Marbury’s first game back after missing 22 games with an injury. He’s currently averaging 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the Ducks, who sit at 3rd in the CBA standings.