Stephon Marbury, a former NBA star but also just a chill-ass guy who takes the subway like you or me, has already been immortalized in China in the form of a giant bronze statue. Now, he is making his stamp debut.
Fresh off the heels of his third championship in the Chinese basketball league, the Beijing Ducks fan favorite showed off the stamp collection during a ceremony at the National Museum of China over the weekend.
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that people will be able to buy a stamp of me to mail packages anywhere in the world,” 38-year-old Marbury was quoted as saying in a Xinhua report.
“I am truly humbled. Never did I imagine in all of my 38 years of living that I—a kid who grew up 7,000 miles away from Beijing and a kid who came from the projects of Coney Island—would have a stamp of myself. I can never have dreamed it.
It’s been a big year for Marbury, who just led Beijing to their third CBA title last month. The basketball player announced last Friday via Weibo that he was applying for a permanent residence permit in China, and it was announced at the Beijing International Film Festival this month that a Stephen Marbury biopic, staring himself, will go into production next year.