First NBA meeting between the two…

As the old saying goes: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

And as lightning-quick that start was for Allen Iverson and Stephon Marbury, the finish left something to be desired, to say the least.

18 (!) years later, Marbury has spent the last five seasons playing (albeit successfully) in China, after getting basically blacklisted by the NBA.

Iverson, the much better player that he was, had a longer and more illustrious career, but one that ended abruptly and, some would say, on a bitter note.

With no comeback possible due to time and age, it’s nice to go back in time and witness some better days for these two.

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