Former NBA star Stephon Marbury was placed in lock up during a recent game in China. During a recent game against the Shandong Flaming Bulls, one of their players, Wu Ke, thought Marbury elbowed his teammate, Sui Ran, on a layup. A scuffle took place which resulted in Marbury being ejected from the game, and literally locked off the court.
Bedard reports that the fans in Beijing began to chant inappropriate words in the referee’s direction following his ejecting, as Marbury was strangely whistled for a technical for his apparent elbow on the way to the rim in the play against Sui Ran. He received a second technical after the melee. From Beijing Cream:
Fans become all the more aggravated when officials announce that Marbury has been ejected from the game. He was assessed a technical foul on the initial drive to the hoop (a confusing, terrible call), then another technical for throwing a punch.
Marbury has been playing in the Chinese Basketball Association with the Beijing Ducks since 2009.