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Stephon Marbury is making an NBA comeback

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Stephon Marbury hasn’t played an NBA game for eight years now — the season Derrick Rose was Rookie of the Year.

Marbury was one of the first American hoopsters that decided to give it a shot in China. Throughout the years he became a basketball legend in Beijing. His team, the Beijing Ducks, won two Chinese Basketball Association titles and he had such an impact on the Chinese culture that they decided to build him a statue.

Now at age 40, Marbury decided he'd like one more shot at the NBA before he retires. This is what he posted on Instagram:

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The CBA statistical leaderboards are full of NBA players who found success in China, including a 28-year-old Jimmer Fredette, who posted averages of 37.6 points (60.5 true shooting percentage), 8.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals for a 28.7 PER on the Shanghai Sharks in 2016-17.

Last season, Marbury averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists, four rebounds, and 1.7 steals, while posting a 57.8 true shooting percentage and 20.4 player efficiency rating over 36 games for the Ducks last season.

Marbury was struggling to stay on the court and play at an NBA level eight years ago, it’s hard to imagine him doing it now.

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