Stephon Marbury On Cover Of Sports Illustrated China (What Did Former Knicks Star Say About D’Antoni?)

Stephon Marbury In ChinaStephon Marbury is taking China by storm.

It seems that Stephon has proved many Knicks fas wrong after they criticized Marbury for his insistence that he would go to China and become a star.  He seems to have found great success, happiness and a new basketball home in China as he and his huge new fan base embrace each other.   Stephon, known as Ma Bu Li in China, has led the Beijing Ducks to a 2-0 lead over the defending Champions Guangdong Tigers in the CBA Championships which continued today at 7:45 am ET.  The fourth game will be held n March 28th in Beijing, also at 7:45 ET.  It can be seen on

Aaron Brooks, who signed a big contract with the Tigers as a restrictive free agent after his rookie contract expired, leads Marbury’s opponents who were favored to win the CBA championship.  Aaron Brooks, who is averaging 21.2 ppg, 4.7 assists, 1.9 steals and  has 84.9 free-throw % and is second in 3-pt % (41.6) and third in field-goal % (54.0), is expected to return to the NBA at the end of his contract after the CBA concludes.  He may not sign a new NBA contract until July, but Marbury is expected to stay in China and continue to  enhance his growing brand. 

Earlier this month, Marbury seemed to relish D’Antoni’s abrupt and unceremonious departure from the Knicks which he predicted long ago.   In a twitter moment, he called D’Antoni a “coward” and used the hashtag #DANPHONY.  He sounds so much like a fanatic, doesn’t he?