Stephon Marbury to Be Commemorated With Bronze Statue After Leading Team to Chinese Basketball Association Title

Stephon Marbury to Be Commemorated With Bronze Statue After Leading Team to Chinese Basketball Association TitleFormer NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury returned to glory last month when he led his current team, the Beijing Ducks, to the Chinese Basketball Association title.

Now, thanks to an online campaign, the three-time CBA All-Star will have a bronze statue built in his honor, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Marbury averaged 33.4 points and 6.2 assists in the finals, dropping 41 in the Ducks' Game 5, series-clinching win. However, he was not awarded the MVP because of a CBA rule that forbids international players from winning the award.

To show their support, though, fans launched a campaign to have a commemorative statue built for Marbury. Yahoo! Sports reports that the campaign now has surpassed 1 million supporters, and a clay model has already been completed of the point guard holding the championship trophy above his head.

Marbury, 35, played 15 seasons in the NBA, where he made two All-Star teams. His last stint was during the 2008-09 season when he appeared in 23 games for the Celtics.

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