Stephon Marbury, to the Minnesota Timberwolves
Career Recap: Stephon Marbury was a force-of-nature combo guard who burst into the NBA with a rookie season that included 15.8 points and 7.8 assist per game averages. After he and Kevin Garnett led the young Minnesota Timberwolves to the playoffs, Marbury concluded that he could not co-exist with Garnett in Minnesota, demanding a trade to the east coast (to be closer to his family). That began a journey spanning four NBA teams, before “Starbury” finished his career playing basketball in China.
Where Are They Now: Talk about career longevity! As of 2018, “Starbury” was still playing overseas in China, in what would be his last season over there. As a member of the Beijing Fly Dragons, he scored 20 points in a 104–92 win over the Jiangsu Dragons in a February, 2018 matchup.
After the game, he announced his retirement from pro hoops. In June of 2019, he was named head coach of the Beijing Royal Fighters.