Stephon Marbury, the former Wolves guard who broke Minnesotans' hearts when he forced a trade during the 1998-99 season and hasn't appeared in an NBA game since the 2008-09 season, is apparently in the midst of working on an NBA comeback at age 40.
Lest you think it's completely far-fetched — as opposed to just mostly far-fetched — you should know that Marbury has become a legend in China playing in the Chinese Basketball Association and has had very recent success there.
But yes, there is quite a difference between that league and the NBA at any age, let alone 40. All we have to go on is one tweet from Marbury declaring he is working on an NBA comeback, so we'll see where it goes from there.
As someone who still owns and uses a pair of Marbury's signature "Starbury" shoes (in plain white, no less!), I have to say I'm at least intrigued.
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