BbA 8: Re-Examining Stephon Marbury’s Career; Meet Sid Mohapatra

In this eighth episode of the Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by TBW’s Sid Mohapatra to re-assess Stephon Marbury’s career through a less negative light than it’s typically been viewed in.

Centered around Sid’s fantastic “The NBA I Grew Up Watching: Stephon Marbury, the Mercurial Superstar”, we look at how early mistakes often overshadowed later-career growth. Most importantly, it’s time to re-think how the media cast Marbury as a villain in New York, even as teammates were saying something completely different.

The guys also discuss Marbury’s incredible second act as a superstar, leader and philanthropist in China.

Finally, Arky and Joel also find out Sid’s favorite players and moments that have shaped his basketball journey.

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