You simply cannot make this stuff up. Former NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury will star in a Chinese play about his life during the 2011-2012 season in which he led the Beijing Ducks to a Chinese Basketball Association championship (via Sports Illustrated). 

Per SI,

“I Was Marbury” runs 11 straight nights from October 1 to 11 in Beijing Wukesong Stadium. Ticket prices range from about $30 to $270.

If you happen to be in China at this time, it might be some nice comic relief to check out Starbury in all his glory. That is of course, if you’re willing to drop nearly 300 big ones for a nice seat at the stadium. If you do, remember to stop by the life-size statue of Marbury that is located just outside of Beijing Wukesong Stadium.

Courtesy of Deadspin.
Courtesy of Deadspin.

The Great Wall has nothing on this.

According to the report, former NBA star Yao Ming will be one of many guest stars during the 11-day slate.

Let’s just hope Marbury isn’t locked out of the stadium on opening night.


That wouldn’t be good for anyone involved.