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Ex NBA Star Stephon Marbury

Had an Affair

with His Personal Chef

10/20/2012 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1019-stephon-marbury-tmzThe producers of "Basketball Wives" are probably screaming "SAVE IT FOR THE SHOW!!!" ... after it was revealed former NBA and soon-to-be reality star Stephon Marbury had an affair with his personal chef and paid her nearly A MILLION BUCKS to keep a lid on it.

Marbury -- who along with wife Latasha will appear next season on the show -- hooked up with the family's chef, Thurayyah Mitchell, five times during her employment ... this according to court docs obtained by the NY Post.

When Marbury let her go in 2006, she screamed sexual harassment, but Marbury (who felt he did nothing wrong) offered her $900,000 anyway to keep her trap shut. Marbury played for the Knicks at the time -- ironic, since the team was dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct by front office personnel.

According to the Post, Marbury shelled out nearly $600,000 to Mitchel but stopped making payments in 2010. Mitchell took Marbury before an arbitrator for the balance ... and the arbitrator ruled Marbury made Mitchell "believe that 'keeping him happy' was a requirement of keeping her job." 

The arbitrator awarded Mitchell $330,000, saying Mitchell could have sued Marbury for more money or sold her story.

If this isn't a storyline for "BB Wives," we don't know what is.

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Rico Suavy    

Did he eat his chef out, just asking?

701 days ago
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Laura    

TMZ--read the headline? The wording is wrong. "I had affair an"? Also, why does this guy think he needs a personal chef?

700 days ago
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a long time Leno fan!    

LOL

TMZ does it again - funniest writers AND hilarious stories!
Here's an idea - What's the point of spending all that dough putting a show together when all the producers have to do is a casual mini-interview combination with the entire NBA lineup then press "play"!?
Reality tv though, really is an embarassment for everyone involved.

700 days ago
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Cheryl    

Sooooo....Harvey is hiring dyslexic people to write the headlines now.

700 days ago
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Duke5135    

Was the affair with a MAN????????

700 days ago
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dick felterflapp    

Way to go, TMZ " I had affair an with my personal chef" Great grammar, and once again proving what you do is sooooo important.

700 days ago
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Larry Fyne    

Who cares who this yard ape has an affair with? Just another black guy walkin' around with his p ecker in his hand waitin' for a taker. I'm sure the chef is real proud of themselves to be have their character and judgement outed in such a public way.

700 days ago
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Stiletto    

Isn't this the clown who quit his team because he thought he was so good that other offers from other teams would just flood in...and nobody called? I remember (for a laugh) tuning in to his Ustream channel and watching his constant mental deteriation live on screen. What a joke.

Well...he landed where he belongs...on a reality show. Now, the slack jawed trailer trash have a new king of the "shallow end of the gene pool" to stare at over their TV dinners.

700 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Whoring is mighty profitable now thanks to these stupid azz moraless athletes.

700 days ago
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Chris    

I see TMZ still has their weekend idiots.

700 days ago
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static    

With all due respect there is no piece of ass worth $900,000.

700 days ago
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Alice    

What a man whore. He deserve to be slap with a frying pan on his face a real man never tell his affairs.

700 days ago
13.

CJfan    

Hey Floridagirl, Have u seen Maria shriver's maid? Looks don't matter to mens, they gonna hit anywayz

700 days ago
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Poopey Poopstein    

Muh Dik.

700 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

So it was a healthy affair. Big deal, it's still an affair.
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Phishie from Philly

700 days ago
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