Stephon Marbury Wants to Make NBA Comeback at 40

By Staff  |  09/13/2017

Stephon Marbury

Two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury is 40 years old and hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, but he's hoping to make a comeback.

He took to Instagram on Tuesday (Sept. 12) with a video revealing his plan for an "NBA comeback".

"Yes, it's true. An NBA comeback is coming," Marbury says, adding that he hopes to play his "last year as a pro" stateside.

I'm making a #nba come back for the fans who want to see me play my last year as a pro. After hearing so many people say come back I finally prayed about it and gave it major thought. I thought the perfect ending would of been retiring with the Beijing Ducks but it's clear the GM had other thoughts which is fine. My love for the ducks will always be A1 from day 1. I still have a lot of go in me as a player and at 40 being able to play at a high level is a gift. Being able to stay mentally focused and physically fit takes a different type of discipline. I'm motivated to make this the best year of my career as I end a 21 year long journey in the game I love. It's been a blessing to play 13 years in the @nba and this year 9 years in the @cbachina China has groomed my game and my style of play. China made me sharp and consistent. We practice Monday-Wed from 9-11:45 and 3-5:45. Thursday one practice 9-11:45 and Friday-Sat same schedule as M-W. I thought I would die at first coming from the NBA where you can't practice that long before the season starts. Oh and we do that for over 40 days. This way of training can either break you or make you. I'd like to look at it as it made me. So I'm ready and prepared to take on a challenge I once faced but with chips under my belt along with all that has come with winning chips in China. Statues, museum, green card, Honorary citizen, ambassador for the environmental protection bureau, key to the city, only 30 people ever to receive the key to the city of Beijing and MY PEACE something no one can ever take. So with all of these things I feel complete and ready to turn towards the last page of my basketball dairy that I've been writing since 95 when I left Lincoln High. I thank all of the positive energy from all those who showed it throughout my time away from the NBA. Thank you for always keeping it 100. @stephonmarbury_3 @espn @marcjspears @nytimes @nypost @nydailynews @newsday @slamonline #starburymovement #starbuy #loveislove

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First, Marbury is expected to play out the final year of his contract with the Beijing Fly Dragons during the 2017-18 Chinese Basketball Association season and retire from the league afterward. Once the CBA season is over, he wants to return to the NBA.

Despite his intentions, he has no offer from an NBA team just yet.

Since joining the CBA in 2010, Marbury has won two CBA championships with the Beijing Ducks.

Marbury entered the NBA back in 1996 with the No. 4 overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks, but started his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, before joining the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. During his career, he averaged 19.3 points and 7.6 assists per game.

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