Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury scored 41 points on Friday to lead the Beijing Ducks to their first-ever Chinese Basketball Association title. The team beat out the defending champion Guangdong Tigers 124-121 in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series. An emotional Marbury sat on the floor and cried happy tears afterwards.
“This has been incredible; it has been an incredible experience,” a tearful Marbury said after winning his first major title. “This shows what this team is made up of, everyone stepped up and everyone played their role. We have been blessed as a team.”
Marbury, a mercurial player who had a tumultuous five-team, 13-year NBA career, went to China in 2009 and reinvented himself after eating vaseline live on camera.
While his luck is on the up and the money is rolling in over seas his L.A. mansion was just sold at a foreclosure auction.
Stephon owed $3.1 million on the 7-bdrm 8-bath 8,000 sq. ft. L.A. property and some lucky person came up on the house for $2.2 million.