If you are a former star and you are unable to find a contract in the NBA, go and fly to China. This is exactly what Stephon Marbury did and he is rather successful in China. In fact, at 40 years old he is still making headlines and winning championships.
While the body is no longer the same, the name stays the same. Marbury is a star player, especially in China and teams like Beikong Flying Dragons, are willing to sign him up and make him the face of the organization. Stephon can still play, don't get us wrong but that is not the only reason while he getting signed there. He is a magnet for attention and people around the world are sure to pick up on news regarding him and that helps with the popularity of the team around the world.