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.