Former Sun to Star(bury) in Chinese Play
As Suns fans, when you think of Stephon Marbury you probably think of his bank shot three-pointer to beat the Spurs in 2003 Playoffs and his Nic Cage-worthy celebration that followed. Starting this fall you’ll be able to add something else to that list: thespian.
Yep, you read that right. Marbury is taking his talents to the theater. Needless to say, it’s about as far off Broadway as possible. Try 6,824 miles to be exact.
The stage production “I was Marbury” will take place in October at Beijing’s Wukesong Stadium and will be based on the 2011-12 season in which he led the Beijing Ducks to their first championship.
The play will include choreographed basketball moves and numerous different themes larger than basketball. According to the report from a Chinese newspaper -- and a rough Google translation since our Chinese is a little rusty -- Marbury is attempting to learn some of the language in his new adopted home to make the play more authentic. He won’t be alone, though. He will have rotating guest stars including Yao Ming and Wang Zhizhi.
And if that weren’t enough, Marbury also has a television show in the works in China called “New Yorker in Beijing.”
His nickname Starbury is more appropriate now than ever before.
Oh, and if you’re looking to take a trip around the world in October, tickets just went on sale.
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