The greatest player in the history of the Chinese Basketball Association is ready to take his talents to the Miami Heat. Well, he will be ready, as soon as Miami calls him back. The two time NBA All-Star and fashion icon says reports that indicate he’s unwilling to return to the league are false. That’s what happens when the local reporters speak Mandarin.
Stephon Marbury told Marc Berman of TheNew York Post that a Chinese reporter lost something in the translation and called it “total nonsense” that he turned down a chance to play for the Heat.
“…why would I turn down a chance to play for the Miami Heat?” Marbury said. “The report was a fabrication.”
“What I was saying was I wouldn’t be making a major difference with those guys because they have great players,” Marbury told The Post. “I’d just be filling a smaller role. Miami was considering bringing me there. They told me they’d get back to me. I haven’t heard back.” –USA Today
Did they say “don’t call us, we’ll call you,” Steph? If so, I wouldn’t spend too much time waiting around the phone. That’s only going to lead to drowning your tears in a pint of Ben and Jerry’s at 2:30 in the morning, something I wouldn’t know anything about at all. Why didn’t you call me back, Real World casting? Am I not real enough for you? When you prick me, do I not bleed? Oh well, there’s always next year. Highlights from Stephon’s CBA All-Star Game MVP performance after the jump.