Mo Taylor, where you at? China, apparently.
So I’m reading Deadspin’s pretty good piece about Stephon Marbury playing in China and I come across the following passage, describing the end of Marbury’s first Chinese game:
The game resumes, and with five seconds to go and Shanxi down by one the ball is inbounded to Marbury. When he drives right the defense collapses on him, so he zips a pass to Maurice Taylor at the top of the arc, whose buzzer-beating three-pointer is just short.
Back up a second… Maurice Taylor? The Maurice Taylor? What the hell is Maurice Taylor doing in China? And more importantly, what the hell is Maurice Taylor doing taking threes at the end of the game?! What kind of basketball are the Chinese playing over there?
Sure, Taylor never lived up to the promise he showed his first season at Michigan. And his involvement in the Ed Martin booster scandal (along with Chris Webber and others) pretty much decimated Michigan’s basketball program. But that doesn’t mean he should be banished to China to play alongside fucking Starbury. Give the guy a break.
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