BEIJING _ That is the video from the Beijing Ducks’ third consecutive loss after their 13-0 start to the season, a game in which Wilson Chandler scored 44 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. (Shoutout to NiuBBall.com for the footage).
At one point in the game, Stephon Marbury told his coach he would defend Chandler.
Marbury, 34, is 10 years older, 6 inches shorter, and 15 pounds lighter. “Nobody asked me, but I have to do that. Because at the time my teammates were all out of gas. As the leader of the team, I have to stand out, to do whatever the team needed.”
His defense was good enough that Chandler uttered something that few in America would believe: “Stephon is still in great shape, I don’t think he has lost a step.
“If he wanted, he still can play in the NBA.”
Chandler’s coach, Jim Cleamons, agrees.