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Francis eyeing China, too?

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07:46 AM ET 09.15 | Is there a Stephon Marbury domino effect? Attention all former NBA guards who wore No. 3, scored a bunch and were drafted in the 1990s -- China wants you. [Marbury] set the precedent, Allen Iverson is considering a trip, and now he's got a buddy who might want to split a cab with him once they land in Beijing -- Steve Francis. Sounds like a party. From Xinhua News: Three-time All-Star and former Houston Rockets guard Steve Francis said on Wednesday that he hopes to play basketball in China if the condition is right. Francis, who is loved and remembered by many Chinese fans as a superb basketball player and the "big brother" to Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, said in an interview with Xinhua that he loves China and his Chinese fans.

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September 15, 2010  08:08 AM ET

All 3 of these guys ought to just go sit down somewhere! How much is enough? They had wonderful NBA careers that will be remembered for a long time. Just retire and leave it alone!!!

September 15, 2010  08:18 AM ET

this is just cyperspace junk orbiting around the world taking up valuable bandwith

September 15, 2010  08:18 AM ET
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All 3 of these guys ought to just go sit down somewhere! How much is enough? They had wonderful NBA careers that will be remembered for a long time. Just retire and leave it alone!!!

They still want to and can make some dough - why pass it up?

September 15, 2010  08:23 AM ET
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They still want to and can make some dough - why pass it up?

Because they are as annoying as Melton0915 trying to hawk bogus products on the web. They are done and should just retire with whatever dignity they have left

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September 15, 2010  08:37 AM ET

Gotta do SOMETHING to put food on the table, bro!

September 15, 2010  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

All 3 of these guys ought to just go sit down somewhere! How much is enough? They had wonderful NBA careers that will be remembered for a long time. Just retire and leave it alone!!!

I wouldn't call steve francis and marbury's careers wonderful.....

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September 15, 2010  08:58 AM ET

i wonder how much lead the chinese ball contains.

September 15, 2010  09:05 AM ET
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Come on fellas. Go out with some sort of dignity. It's not like you need the money.

Are you kidding me... we'll outsource the whitehouse if it means profit.

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September 15, 2010  09:34 AM ET

Are you Moe, Larry or Curly, Bro?

September 15, 2010  09:41 AM ET

i think it would be cool to watch Marbury, Stevie "Franchise" & AI do there thing in China !

WATCH OUT CHINA...HERE COMES THE NEW BIG 3 !

September 15, 2010  09:51 AM ET
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Three of the prime culprits as to why the NBA had a big lull after mjAll 3 had tremendous talent, but also had alot of selfishnessThat being said, I could care less if he wants to go play overseasAs long as I don't have to watch him

Is the NBA out of the lull today? the rating still are not where they where in the 90's... and in my opinion the game is no where near the level it was back then. We have all lied to ourselves and said LeBron James and Kobe are these great NBA players... They are just great for what's left. Nothing more. The golden age of the NBA is over.

September 15, 2010  09:52 AM ET
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Perhaps we should.

maybe we have already, we only owe China 2,000,000,000,000,000

September 15, 2010  09:54 AM ET
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i think it would be cool to watch Marbury, Stevie "Franchise" & AI do there thing in China !WATCH OUT CHINA...HERE COMES THE NEW BIG 3 !

more like, here comes trouble

September 15, 2010  09:55 AM ET

I much as I like Kenny Smith on TNT. It was just a bone headed mistake when Smith started to call him "Stevie Franchise". After he got that nickname he thought he was the franchise player. Yeah how that work out for you? But Kenny Smith is a homer for Rockets.

 
September 15, 2010  09:59 AM ET
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more like, here comes trouble

Lmao, agreed, it seems like that is where ball hog pg's retire!

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