Stephon Marbury

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Stephon Marbury

Born

2/20/1977, Brooklyn, New York

Birth Name

Stephon Xavier Marbury

Gender

Male
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Biography

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One of the game's most dynamic talents has embraced his move to the Valley of the Sun. The Phoenix Suns acquired the then 24-year-old playmaker Stephon Marbury from the New Jersey Nets in a blockbuster trade involving Jason Kidd on July 18, 2001... At 6-2, 180 lbs., Marbury,…more

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Stephon started a line of basketball sneakers called the Starbury's, which sell at the store, new for $15.

    • Stephon has his own line of clothing at a chain store, "Steve and Barry's".

    • Stephon (along with Oscar Robertson) is the only players in NBA history with career averages of 20 points (20.5) and 8.0 assists (8.2).

    • Stephon has appeared in 14 NBA Playoff games, averaging 18.9 points, 6.8 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

    • Stephon made a Timberwolves franchise record eight three-pointers in 11 attempts, totaling a game-high 35 points, seven assists and four rebounds, against the Seattle Supersonics on December 23, 1997.

    • Stephon posted a team-high 26 points and a career-high 20 assists in a 120-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on April 25, 1999.

    • Stephon (along with Gary Payton) was the only NBA player to rank in the top 15 in points and assists in 1999-2000, and the top 10 in points and assists in 1998-99.

    • Stephon was named to the 1999-2000 All-NBA Third Team.

    • Stephon was named NBA Player of the Week for November 6 - Novembuer 12, 2000 after averaging 34.7 points and 9.0 assists.

    • Stephon posted first career triple-double with 33 points, 12 assists and a career-high 11 rebounds against the Chicago Bulls on January 20, 2001.

    • Stephon scored a career-high 50 points against the LA Lakers on February 13, 2001 shooting 17-29 from the field, including 4-8 from three-point range, along with 12 assists in 47 minutes.

    • Stephon was the only player to rank in the top 10 in points (23.9 points per game) and assists (7.6 assists per game) in the 2000-01 season.

    • Stephon's scoring average increased in each of his first five NBA seasons and his shooting percentage also increased in his first six seasons.

    • Stephon scored 12 points in the 2001 All-Star Game, including two three-pointers in the final 53 seconds as the East overcame a 21-point deficit.

    • Stephon finished his first season with Phoenix and became the first Sun to average 20 points in a season since Kevin Johnson.

    • Stephon made his second All-Star appearance in 2003 and had four points and six assists in 15 minutes.

    • Stephon is the the first Suns player with back-to-back 20-point seasons since Charles Barkley.

    • Stephon was the only player in the NBA ranked in top 12 in points and assists in 2002-03.

    • Stephon (along with Oscar Robertson) is the only players in NBA history with career averages of 20 points (20.5) and 8.0 assists (8.2).

    • Stephon Marbury wears #3.

    • Stephon Marbury was named to the 1996-97 NBA All-Rookie First Team after leading all rookies with 7.8 assists a game.

    • Stephon Marbury posted a team-high 26 points and a career-high 20 assists in a 120-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on April 25, 1999.

    • Stephon Marbury posted his first career triple-double with 33 points, 12 assists and a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Chicago on Jan. 20, 2001.

    • Stephon Marbury scored a career-high 50 points vs. Lakers on Feb. 13, 2001 shooting 17-29 from the field, including 4-8 from three-point range, along with 12 assists in 47 minutes.

    • Stephon Marbury was the only player to rank in the top 10 in points (23.9, 10th) and assists (7.6, 8th) in 2000-01.

    • With his 22.3 points average in 2002-03, Stephon Marbury was the the first Suns player with back-to-back 20-point seasons since Charles Barkley.

    • Along with Oscar Robertson, Stephon Marbury is the only player in NBA history with career averages of 20 points (20.5) and 8.0 assists (8.2), Robertson had 25.7 ppg, 9.5 apg.

    • Stephon Marbury is a two-time NBA All-Star (2001, 2003).

    • Stephon Marbury was on the 2002-03 All-NBA Third Team.

    • Stephon Marbury played college basketball at Georgia Tech.

    • Stephon Marbury's weight is 205 pounds.

    • Stephon Marbury's height is 6 feet 2 inches.

    • Stephon Marbury's primary position is guard.

    • Stephon Marbury currently plays for the New York Knicks.

  • Quotes

    • Stephon: The guy's phenomenal. It's not like anyone didn't know he could do it.

    • Stephon: It is very satisfying. It shows what we have as a team. Whenever you can go on the court and play three overtimes with no one giving up, it shows what we can do on the court.

    • Stephon: David Lee played phenomenal tonight. He's definitely the MVP of the game. Whenever you got a guy slashing and dunking, it makes it a lot easier for me penetrating.

    • Stephon: That probably would be the smartest thing, but it depends on how I feel. If I feel like I'm ready to go, I will go.

    • Stephon: I'm always going to hold out hope. I might feel better the next day, I don't know.

    • Stephon: It's not easy. There's a lot of games you want to sit down, but something keeps you going.

    • Stephon: Coach asked me if I wanted to go put my jersey on the court and then come right out. I said, 'Nah.' I don't want my kids to look back and say, 'My father went on the court just to keep up the streak.' I value the fact that I did play that many games in a row, but I think it's more important now to start a new streak.

    • Stephon: Whenever I feel like I can take a hit, that's when I'll come back. I just want to get to the point where I can play.

    • Stephon: We're making the playoffs. I'm guaranteeing that. We're going to make the playoffs.

    • Stephon: How can you not be supportive of Larry Brown being the coach? He's one of the best coaches to coach the game. So for me, that's a no-brainer.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • He ruined his career.

    6.0
    Stephon Marbury could have been the best point guard in the game for a long time. Instead he chose a career of underachievement and greed. Marbury has had ample chances for success. With the Minnesota Timberwolves, he had Kevin Garnett. Instead, he was jealous of the money Garnett got and wanted out. With New Jersey, he wanted to be the only scoring option. Same with Phoenix, same with the Knicks. Now he sits out because he has refused to suit up and play. It is a shame because Marbury could easily have been one of the game's best players. Not anymore. Thank you.moreless