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Is Stephon Marbury a HOFer?

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Is Stephon Marbury a HOFer?

I came across something on YouTube about his success in China and it got me wondering. Could he make the BASKETBALL hall of fame?

Yao Ming made was nominate in 2012 as a contributor of the game and eventually made it Last Year. Im not sure if he made it as a player/contributor or both.

I think Marbury career is equally as impressive if not more then Yao and he has had a great impact abroad. Does he get in? Let me know your thoughts.


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A player who left during his

A player who left during his prime to go beat up on far inferior competition?

Nope.

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Starbury was 33 when he went

Starbury was 33 when he went to China...Most people consider prime in the 25-28 range.

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Clearly not...
He also didn't left in his prime... he was washed up and made a great a business decision when he went to China.
Every NBA team, who traded away Marbury got significantly better next season and every team acquired him dropped off a cliff. He was a streetballer, who can't made his teams better.
Since almost every american player averages 30-10 in China he also did it, and did it in the right place and the right time. Hall of Famer in the CBA, but not basketball HoF...

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Real question is who ya got,

Real question is who ya got, Starbury or Stevie Franchise?

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the franchise! lol that was

the franchise! lol that was my old nickname along with my buddy being "The Big Show"

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Not in America, but he's one

Not in America, but he's one of the heads on China's Mount Rushmore next to Yao, Kobe, and Jeremy Lin

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Just realized you said

Just realized you said basketball HoF instead of the NBA's. My answer still stands

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You have to wonder how much

You have to wonder how much differently his career would have turned out if he never forced that trade from Minnesota. Him and kg could have been a force to be reckoned with, especially if they continued to acquire pieces around them.

Marbury was always a selfish player who burned a lot of bridges and squandered a lot of opportunities throughout his career. As it stands, he isn't even close to the HOF, although I'm glad he was able to revive his career in China the way he has.

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he's an insult

to the '96 draft.

The entire NBA should be ashamed of itself. This guy was a possible first pick of the '96 draft.

There was some discussion whether Philly would take Iverson or him, meanwhile, you had Nash, Allen, and the son of Jellybean Bryant.

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I don't see Starbury as a

I don't see Starbury as a likely HOF guy, he only made two All Star games and two All NBA 3rd teams, he never won a title or had good longevity to his career to put up big career stats.

He only played 50 odd NBA games after his 30th birthday, when you look at how a lot of his peer PGs were at their peak at this age or even played their best ball after the milestone, Starbury certainly peaked early.

But he had a good and lucrative NBA career and seems to be enjoying himself in China. He has been a generous charity benefactor in both US and China and he seems to be in a good place post his NBA career so good luck to him.

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You do make kind of an

You do make kind of an interesting point when you bring up comparing yaos HOF case to marbury. Does anybody find it kind of strange that yao is a slam dunk first ballot no questions asked HOF and marbury is never even likely to warrant serious consideration?

Marburys NBA career was longer and arguably better than yao. I know yao being a cultural icon and ambassador for the league was the primary reason but marbury had a pretty interesting legacy on the game beyond the NBA as well. The guy basically had a blockbuster movie that was more than loosely based on his life.

I think a lot of it just comes down to yao being a much more likeable guy than marbury.

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The Basketball Hall of Fame

The Basketball Hall of Fame is based off ones career not a specific league. Great High school career McDonalds All American, good College career, only bad mark is his NBA career and he still put up numbers.

I have seen European pleasers make it without ever playing in the NBA. His career stats in the NBA are on par with several HOFers 19.3PPG 7.6APG 3.0RPG 1.2SPG isn't a bad career average. Actually they are on par with Isaiah Thomas from the Pistons who was voted top 50 player of all time numbers. Also, his global impact on the game in China is on par with other Ambassadors of the game.

Without bias looking at his whole career he deserves be in in the Hall of Fame. I doubt he will.

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