“E:60”: Stephon Marbury, James Stewart, Matthew Stafford, Maria Sharapova And Gregg Valentino

By Ryan

Features on the Tuesday, April 28 (7pm ET), edition of ESPN’s sports newsmagazine series E:60:

Stephon Marbury RevealedE:60’s Lisa Salters explores the conflicting sides of Boston Celtics guard Stephon Marbury as he opens up about the most tumultuous chapters of his life. Topics covered include his public divorce with his hometown New York Knicks last winter, his feud with former Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, and his shocking testimony in Thomas’ sexual-harassment trial. More intimate matters are also discussed, leaving Marbury in tears and exposing a side of him hardly anyone has seen.

James Stewart’s Dominance — Stewart is often called the Tiger Woods of his sport and is arguably the most dominant athlete in competition today. The first African-American in history to win a major motorsports title, Stewart has not only broken numerous records, he has broken racial barriers as well. He now earns more than $10 million annually and is on the verge of winning his second AMA Supercross championship. But Stewart’s rise to the top was not easy. His father collected cans to help pay for his son’s racing. And James had to come to terms with being different, both in the all-black neighborhood where he grew up and on the all-white racetracks where he competed. Now one of the most popular riders in Supercross, Stewart for the first time talks openly with E:60’s Michael Smith about the racism he has endured at the racetrack. On the track, he wins with a style all his own, and off the track, he hasn’t forgotten where he came from.

E:60 also goes inside a photo shoot with Matthew Stafford, former Georgia quarterback who was drafted No. 1 overall on Saturday by the Detroit Lions, along with tennis star Maria Sharapova. Plus, look at self-described poster boy for steroid abuse, “the man with exploding arms,” Gregg Valentino.

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