Stephon Marbury is, if you’re scoring at home, a member of the Beijing Ducks a professional team in China. The man known as Starbury, now 36, recently triggered a wild incident when he took a swing at an opponent. You can see in the video above (around the 1:30 mark) Marbury doesn’t exactly land the punch, but it still riled up the fans.
From the blog Beijing Cream:
As officials sort things out, Wu receives a rousing chant of “shabi! shabi!” from the crowd (literally, “stupid cunt,” though a better translation within this context would be “asshole”), along with a few plastic bottles hurled his direction. I was right there under the basket, and it was madness. From my vantage point, it threatened at times to get out of control.
Fans become all the more aggravated when officials announce that Marbury has been ejected from the game. He was assessed a technical foul on the initial drive to the hoop (a confusing, terrible call), then another technical for throwing a punch.
There’s more to this story: while officials were sorting out free throws, Shandong forward Donnell Harvey engaged Marbury’s trainer in a bit of trash talk, with the two apparently agreeing to meet after the game to throw down.
The kicker here?
Afterwards, players and personnel from both teams began shoving while heading down to their respective dressing rooms. I saw a Chinese player from Shandong punch Marbury’s interpreter in the face during the post-game scuffle.
This photo tweeted out is a lot more amazing than the grainy, would-be brawl video above, right?