Stephon Marbury Takes Shots At Jordan, LeBron While Discussing His 'Starbury' Sneakers

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The year is 2015 and Stephon Marbury is taking jabs at Michael Jeffrey Jordan on a social media platform, while simultaneously promoting the re-release of his $15 Starbury sneakers.

What a time.

The Coney Island Kid, who is still playing ball in China, also had some thoughts about LeBron James during his recent twitter rant. In short: he’s a follower. 

It all started when Marbury started interacting with his followers on Twitter, some of whom were trashing his $15 kicks and some who were applauding his rebirth. 

Before long, he was taking shots at MJ saying that he’s greedy, only cares about what he did to Byron Russell, and that he’s ‘robbing the hood.’

Yes, both kicks are made for THE LOW in China but what Starbury fails to acknowledge is the nostalgia that a lot of sneaker consumers have for those highly priced Air Jordans.

People are willing to pay extra for the ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan XIV because of what MJ did to Byron Russell in those shoes. People will hand over $200+ for the ’72-10′ Air Jordan 11 because they represent the greatest NBA season of all-time, the same way they’ll shell out $400 for Stephen Curry’s Under Armour ‘Championship Pack,’ because it signifies Steph’s greatest season to date.

Bottom line: that hefty price tag is worth the meaning behind the sneaker for some people.

Nobody remembers that pair of Starbury’s that Stephon was wearing when he picked up that epic technical foul during the Knicks’ 23-59 season in 2007. 

It’s great that he’s selling performance sneakers that are affordable, but trying to compare them to Air Jordans or other highly coveted signature sneakers is apples and oranges.

Here’s how Starbury’s rant played out, including some of his interactions with followers on Twitter.

Home boy your paying 200 for Jordan’s and they make them for 5 dollars. The shoes are made in China in the same places. Stay calm we coming!

— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 4, 2015

When grown men take time to come to your page to talk about the moves your making you know they C U coming. This is Gods plan man not mine.

— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 4, 2015

Jordan has been robbing the hood since. Kids dying for shoes and the only face this dude makes is I don’t care. The time will change!

— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 5, 2015

Stephon Marbury Takes Shots At Jordan, LeBron While Discussing His 'Starbury' Sneakers

Stephon Marbury Takes Shots At Jordan, LeBron While Discussing His 'Starbury' Sneakers

Stephon Marbury Takes Shots At Jordan, LeBron While Discussing His 'Starbury' Sneakers

250$ VS 15$

— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) October 6, 2015

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