Marcus Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player. His college basketball record at the University of Massachusetts was outstanding, earning him a Player of the Year award for 1995-1996. In 1996, forgoing his senior year at the University of Massachusetts (he was in trouble for accepting favors from agents), he was drafted by the Toronto Raptors as the second pick of the draft.
Camby has now played in the National Basketball Association for the Toronto Raptors (1996-1998), the New York Knicks (1998-2002), and the Denver Nuggets (2002-present). Although he has led the NBA in shots blocked for several seasons, constant injuries have lowered the effectiveness of his career. However, the 2005-06 season was one of Camby's most successful, as he posted career highs in rebounds and steals and averaged 12.8 points a game, while leading the Nuggets to the playoffs.
Marcus Camby was arrested on charges of marijuana possession in South Windsor, Conn., after police stopped him for a driving offence on June 1997. On July 1, 1997, he agreed to a plea deal that required him to complete sixteen hours of community service in exchange for dismissal of the drug charge. Charges against Camby were dropped after he fulfilled the community service.
He was also known for making comments regarding the NBA's newly implemented dress code, saying that "I don't see it happening unless every NBA player is given a stipend to buy clothes." He was highly criticized for that quote, in large part because he is scheduled to make 7.5 million dollars this season.