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Stephon Marbury Calls 2004 Olympics Worst 38 Days of His Life, Rips Larry Brown
FRANK FRANKLIN II/Associated Press Stephon Marbury does not have fond memories of the 2004 Olympics or of his former coach, Larry Brown.
The former NBA point guard, now starring in China, spoke about both experiences with Wallace Matthews of Complex: Marbury says that on the first day of Olympics practice, Brown asked his players—a group that included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Tim Duncan and Allen Iverson—to state their goals for the tournament. "By the time he got to me, everything was said that needed to be said," Marbury says. "So I said, 'Let's also not forget that we need to have fun.' And Larry goes, 'Huh. Listen to this guy, talking about having fun!' Marbury was stung and embarrassed by Brown's condescension. He calls the Olympic experience, 'The worst 38 days of my life.'
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