Marbury: 'You saw me' smoking marijuana

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 17, 2009 - 1:09 AM

Stephon Marbury of the Boston Celtics on May 8, 2009

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From the man who demonstrated how eating Vaseline is good for your health, former Timberwolves basketball player Stephon Marbury has gone frontal and confirmed: Yes, that indeed was him on-camera smoking marijuana.

Marbury, who lives in Los Angeles, is turning the Internet lens on himself for all to see in his live stream at www.justin.tv/tv.

On Wednesday, the celebrity-watching TMZ.com posted video of Marbury appearing to smoke a joint. That speculation was put to rest when TMZ followed up with another clip Thursday showing Marbury laughing and telling his viewers: "I smoke marijuana ... yep ... you saw me."

From there, the 32-year-old free agent who played last season for the Boston Celtics, added, "I'm not under contract ... I smoke weed occasionally. ... I'm not driving ... I'm following the rules."

Last month before the camera, a shirtless Marbury downed a glob of Vaseline and explained that he was eating the slippery stuff to relieve his sore throat.

Marbury joined the Timberwolves as a rookie in 1996 and played for Minnesota until being traded in March 1999.

To see all of the TMZ clips, go to the celebrity website and type Marbury's name in the search window.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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