Two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury, who led Beijing to three Chinese Basketball Association titles in the past four seasons, has become a permanent resident of China.

Marbury, 39, posted a short video on Weibo, China's Twitter-like social media p

latform, showing he had received the Foreigner's Permanent Residence Card from Zhang Jiandong, vice mayor of Beijing (via

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"I'm so thankful and blessed to receive my green card today from the Beijing Government. It's a true honor to be part of the capital of China. I hope I can not only help win more championships but continue to bring positive energy and love," Marbury said of becoming the first foreign player to get a residency card in the 21-year history of the CBA.

According to, the card is hard to obtain. But Marbury is considered not only the best foreign player in CBA history but also a successful businessman, with his Starbury apparel and sneaker products found in thousands of stores across the country.