It’s not everyday that a former NBA player stars in a theatrical play but that’s exactly what former Timberwolves/Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is doing.
Marbury will be taking part in a play based on his Chinese-basketball playing career called “I Was Marbury” which will appear at Beijing Wukesong Stadium in early October.
The play will focus on the 2011-12 season for the Beijing Ducks where Marbury lead them to their first championship but will be more than just a basketball play according to SI’s Extra Mustard:
The play’s director, Zhou Wenhong, told Chinese media that the main theme of the play will be “never give up” and will incorporate choreographed basketball moves with dance. Marbury, however, describes the play’s story in grander terms, saying in a press conference the play focuses on “Sino-US relations”.
Marbury will play himself in the production, but will only appear in a few scenes — the story apparently focuses on other Chinese characters who have been inspired by Marbury.
According to the production’s official website, the show will have a different guest star each night, including Yao Ming and former NBA journeyman Wang Zhizhi.
Stephon Marbury to star in play [Slam Magazine]
Marbury image courtesy of Getty Images