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32. Stephon Marbury
There is a lot to dissect when you are speaking about the career of Stephon Marbury, who as a player put up some impressive numbers.  The Point Guard had seven seasons with a PER over 20, would have the most Assists in the 2003/04 Season and averaged 19.3 Points per Game.  “Starbury” would go to two All-Star Games and was twice a Third Team All-NBA selection.  That is the positive part but, in the NBA, he left nothing but scorched earth behind him.  He wanted out of Minnesota, the team that drafted him as he allegedly disliked being in Kevin Garnett’s shadow.  He played well in New Jersey but couldn’t take them to the playoffs and the Point Guard they traded him for (Jason Kidd) took them all the way to the Finals.  His tenure in New York resulted in multiple clashes with coaches and the Knicks rarely were good while he was there.  He did however become a leader, team player and champion in the Chinese League, but that probably won’t factor much in the overall Hall of Fame calculation.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Tuesday, 01 January 2013
  • Position: Point Guard
  • Played For: New Jersey Nets, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves
  • College: Georgia Tech
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 4th Overall in 1996
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-NBA Third Team (2000 & 2003)

    NBA All-Star Teams (2001 & 2003)

    Most Assists (2004)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (4) (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 & 2004-05)

    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (3) (1998-99, 2002-03 & 2003-04)

    Top Ten Finishes: Free Throws (1) (1999-00)

    Top Ten Finishes: Assists (7) (1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 & 2004-05)

    Top Ten Finishes: Points (2) (1998-99 & 2003-04)

    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes per Game (3) (1999-00, 2003-04 & 2004-05)

    Top Ten Finishes: Points per Game (2) (1998-99 & 2000-01)

    Top Ten Finishes: Assists per Game (9) (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 & 2004-05)

    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (2004-05)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 17. Minutes per Game: 37.7
    19. Assists per Game: 7.6
    27. Assists: 6,471
    81. Points per Game: 19.3
    84. Three Point Field Goal Attempts: 3,048
    90. Free Throws: 3,766
    95. Free Throw Attempts: 4,804
    98. Field Goal Attempts: 13,324

Should Stephon Marbury be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 20%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 20%
No way! - 40%
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