“Everyone wants to win the game. If a player doesn’t have a strong will to win or plays like a gentleman on the court, he could never be a great player. So I hope everyone can understand what he was doing today. He just wants to win the game for the team.”
head coach of Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks, showed support for his guard Stephon Marbury, who was ejected in the third quarter after clashing with a player from the Shandong Lions on Wednesday. It was Marbury’s first game after being sidelined for 73 days with an injury. Beijing won 99-95, and Marbury scored nine points and had seven assists.