Stephon Marbury seems to have completely reinvented himself in Beijing. Last year, he won a Chinese Basketball Association title with the Beijing Ducks and a statue of him was built in the city. The Ducks made an early exit from the playoffs this season, but Marbury's sticking around as an assistant coach for Beijing while they prepare for the 2013 China National Games, which is totally separate from the CBA. Imagine what this could turn into if Marbury shows any promise on the sidelines. He could go from crying and eating vaseline on a webcam to, maybe, an NBA coach some day. Just dream with me for a little bit.
Stephon Marbury is such a hero in China that he's been hired as a coach This is what KG meant when he said "Anything is Possible!" #Starbury
— Dan Fellman (@dfellman) March 18, 2013
Monta Ellis went off for 25 points in the fourth quarter against the Orlando Magic to earn the Milwaukee Bucks the victory, and 19 of those came in the last six minutes. We know the Bucks can ball, but is it possible that they could give a higher seed a rough time in a first-round series?
Dirk Nowitzki and Russell Westbrook got things jumping pretty early at Sunday's game in Dallas.
Marc Gasol has to be the first NBA player to get called for a reaching foul with his shoe in his hand.
Parity in the NCAA men's basketball tournament means there is no prohibitive favorite to win it, but Nate Silver is giving Louisville the best chance at 22.7 percent. That's just ahead of the Hoosiers, who Silver gives a 19.6 percent chance of winning. Miami rounds out his Top 10 with a 2 percent chance and the rest of the field 13.4 percent. Good luck with those brackets, folks. (chart via FiveThirtyEight blog)
Kevin Garnett is not at today's morning shootaround in Waltham and he is considered a game-time decision for tonight vs. Miami.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 18, 2013
Report: NFL kickoff game in jeopardy in Baltimore: Ravens, Orioles have yet to agree on scheduling compromise. bit.ly/108aPAo
— NationalFootballPost (@FootballPost) March 18, 2013
As far as NCAA tournament, this is worst year for college basketball in Texas since they fielded almost all-white teams and wore shorties.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 17, 2013
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is starting up a blog on his personal website dedicated to changing the ultra competitive landscape of youth sports, particularly, overbearing parents who might push their kids too far. That's got to be powerful coming from a big league manager .
Former Oklahoma quarterback and two-time national champion Steve Davis was one of two people killed in a plane crash in South Bend on Sunday. Davis went 32-1-1 as the Sooners' starter in every game of Barry Switzer's first three seasons as head coach (1973-75).
A dead body and explosives were found in a dorm room at the University of Central Florida. Horrifying story, really.
Hillary Clinton announced her support for same-sex marriage, but some liberals are calling Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman a hypocrite and a narcissist for doing the same thing last week.
Bow Wow was ordered to pay a porn star $79,000 for illegally using her likeness in his "Drank In My Cup (Remix)" video last year.
Here's a piece from Ebony magazine, this week, making the case that the absence of significant racial diversity in sports writing is limiting perspective in a major way. There's a new site for that, though.
Beyoncé's "Bow Down" is buzzing in these streets. I'm in Houston, though.