Former NBA Player Stephon Marbury Shares Stage With Bollywood Legend Aamir Khan

Former NBA Player Stephon Marbury Shares Stage With Bollywood Legend Aamir Khan NBA Life

As Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and the forthcoming Half-Girlfriend prove, Bollywood and basketball are never too far way from each other. In yet another tryst between the two worlds, former NBA player Stephon Marbury shared the stage with Hindi cinema legend Aamir Khan as both men were in Beijing to promote their films in China earlier this week.

Marbury formerly played for the New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Phoenix Suns among other teams during his 13-year NBA career before moving on to China where he played for the Beijing Ducks. Marbury was in China to promote his documentary-film My Other Home, which details his basketball story in the US and in China.


Khan, meanwhile, is one of the biggest stars of the Indian silver screen. He has starred in seminal hits such as Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Rangeela (1995), Lagaan (2001), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Rang De Basanti (2006), Taare Zameen Par (2007) and Dhoom 3 (2013) and has successfully donned the cap of producer-director, too. Khan was in China to promote his 2016 smash hit Dangal, inspired by the real life wrestling story of the Phogat family from Haryana.

So even as sports served as the common link between Marbury and Aamir, both men were apparently brought together by distributors of the respective films to share the stage in Beijing. Marbury was effusive in his praise for Aamir in his two Instagram posts that he put out:


Our own resident writer, Karan Madhok, summed it up best on his Hoopistani blog, “I’m wishing the best to both these legends in their ventures ahead. Now that Marbury has gotten some acting experience, perhaps Khan can find a place to cast him in his next blockbuster. Considering that they have the pulse of the audience in two of the world’s most populous countries, I’m expecting this fictional future Star/Khan venture to break every record conceivable.”