Stephon Marbury still thinks he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame
In his heyday, Stephon Marbury was one of the most feared point guards in the league. His combination of speed, athleticism, and explosiveness struck fear in the hearts of opposing defenses. Given this, despite being snubbed by the award-giving body year after year, Marbury believes that he deserves a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
When asked by Ben Stinar of Amico Hoops whether or not he believes he should be inducted, Marbury was very straightforward with his response.
My #’s are HOF and no one in basketball has ever done what I’ve done. Two statues while playing and a museum to get energy from whenever I want. Do you really think I care about the hall of fame when my numbers are. I have to take me out of this because the hate is serious. https://t.co/lezpU8fdAu
— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) September 15, 2018
Marbury is referring to the statues and a museum that have been put up in his honor in China. After a 13-year career in the NBA, the 6-foot-2 guard played in China for a few years before finally hanging up his laces. During his time in the Chinese Basketball League, Marbury absolutely dominated and as a result, garnered god-like status in the country.
To be fair, the two-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA team member does have some rather impressive career numbers in the NBA. Playing for five different teams in 13 seasons, Marbury boasts career averages of 19.3 points, 1.2 three-pointers, 1.2 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per contest.
This is not the first time Marbury has made his view public. A couple of months ago, the 41-year-old came out with a similar satement claiming that in his mind, there is no doubt that he has to be a Hall of Famer. Now, whether or not his incessant appeals are heeded by the HOF academy is something that we will just have to wait and see.