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Marbury's first step back on big stage

In his debut, the newest Celtic reminded us of the heights he's capable of reaching

Originally Published: February 27, 2009
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- This was still some 99 minutes or so before tip-off, before a teenage girl's acoustic guitar version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was interrupted by deafening applause when Stephon Marbury's picture was shown on the scoreboard, before he entered the game to a standing ovation on his behalf the likes of which hadn't been since, oh, the January night in 2004 when he arrived in New York as a supposed savior.

The setting Friday evening was the large news ...

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