Now that Stephon Marbury has gotten his life together in China, he’s opening up about losing his damn mind.
Sadly, he’s still in denial.
On YouTube-inspired reports of his insanity: “I was just having a good time, playing, yelling, screaming, enjoying my- self, and people took from that, ‘Marbury’s crazy. He’s losing his mind.'”
On the Vaseline-eating thing, specifically: “I had a sore throat. My friend’s grandmother said to take Vaseline. I did, and it went away.”
We still think he’s a little coo coo… but this is probably why.
Marbury’s three older brothers were all gifted basketball players who narrowly missed NBA careers. Shortly after Stephon’s birth, the elder Marbury brothers set about molding him into a pro athlete. “I was like a lab rat. I was a science project,” he said. “They put a ball in the crib with me. They said, ‘Okay, we’re gonna breed a point guard with Stephon, and we’re gonna kick the door down with him.'”
Poor thang: it must be incredibly straining on the mind to have the failure of an entire family on your back.