On the same day former Suns teammate Casey Jacobsen characterized the former (Self-Proclaimed) No. 1 Point Guard In The NBA to be “one of the most polarizing players I ever played with”, the New York Post’s Justin “Don’t Call Me Vinny” Terranova reports Stephon Marbury had a less than auspicious debut with China’s Shanxi Zhongyu this weekend.
Marbury scored 15 points, had four rebounds, eight assists and four steals, but was criticized for passing up the game-winning shot against Dongguan Marco Polo. With his team trailing 102-101, Marbury dished the ball to another former NBA player, Maurice Taylor, who missed a 3-pointer that would have won the game.
In a Sina.com poll, one of China™s most popular Web sites, 80 percent were unhappy with the Coney Island native™s performance.
œMarbury™s skill was great, but the cooperation of his teammates was bad, wrote one commenter on Sina.
Another user, œneo_liu, said œMarbury was not in his usual form¦for the last shot, he passed the ball to Taylor with only two seconds left. How could the ball make it in? If it were Kobe, he would have made the shot.”