Shawn Marion RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Shawn Marion FINALLY unloaded his Miami condo … the one he was so desperate to sell, he once offered up Super Bowl tickets to any takers! The former NBA champ closed the deal on the massive, 7,373 sq. ft pad, which features six bedrooms and seven baths. It’s located in a super exclusive Coconut Grove gated community. Marion lost money on the deal — he sold it for $1.8 million after buying it in 2008 for just under $2.5 million.
Several sources said Shawn Marion, who already has announced he’ll retire following the season, is especially itching to get a chance. He’s recently been bothered by a calf injury and also dealt with a hip injury in the regular season but is healthy and able to go.
Miami’s Big 3 would have never gotten together if Shawn Marion, of all people, had gotten what he wanted. Marion was so stubborn about wanting a max contract back in 2007 that his insistence helped blow up a three-team deal that could have sent Kevin Garnett from Minnesota to Phoenix. That deal would have prevented Garnett from ever teaming up with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to win a championship in Boston. But Marion wouldn’t re-sign with a trading team that wasn’t offering the max, so he was instead sent to Miami for a disgruntled Shaquille O’Neal. Miami offered Marion a four-year contract that would have also kept Miami’s Big 3 from uniting, but not at the max. So Marion asked to be traded … and had to settle in Dallas for a five-year, $39 million deal that was far less than the max.
It seems like you guys have also developed a strong bond in the six plus months that you have been there. You guys are always posting up those Instagram photos after games. How is the camaraderie there? How is everything going for you? Kevin Love: The camaraderie has been great. This team is very close. We have a mix of guys, you know? Guys like who are in their second year like Delly (Matthew Dellavedova). Joe Harris is in his first year, he’s our rook which always makes it fun to have him do the different duties. Then we have guys like Brendan Haywood, James Jones, Mike Miller and Shawn Marion, that are all the way up into their fifteenth or sixteenth season.
Former Maverick Shawn Marion announced a couple months ago that he will retire when he and the Cleveland Cavaliers finish their season. Cuban said the Mavericks have a video presentation ready to honor Marion, a key figure on the 2011 championship team. “We’ll have a nice tribute,” Cuban said. “I won’t be there, unfortunately. I haven’t seen it yet, but you know our video people do a great job with stuff like that.”
Shawn Marion has been plagued with a troublesome left hip flexor for months and the Cavaliers are hoping that an MRI on Monday will reveal the severity. The small forward arrived in Cleveland this afternoon for the MRI while the team headed to Detroit for Tuesday’s game against the Pistons. Due to his ailment, Marion has not played in the last two games and he also missed two games during the January West Coast trip because of the injury.
As the Cavs prepare to face the New York Knicks this afternoon at Madison Square Garden (1 p.m., Fox Sports Ohio), they may have to do it yet again without Marion, who has fallen from starter to completely out of David Blatt’s rotation in recent weeks. Part of it is because of the hip. “My hip is bothering me right now. I’ve been trying to fight through it as much as I can, but it’s causing me a lot of discomfort,” he said. “ I just want to get back to 100 percent healthy.”
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said that Cleveland forward Shawn Marion would always have a job waiting for him in Dallas when his time as a NBA player comes to an end. Marion announced his retirement earlier this week, after 16 seasons – five with the Mavericks. Cuban said that the organization would “have a big deal for him” when Cleveland came to town on March 10.
When the Suns drafted Marion in 1999, Marion set a goal to play 15 seasons. The 36-year-old believes he could play another three seasons but being away from his first child, 8-month-old Shawn, has convinced him to retire after this season with the Cavaliers. “I wanted to go out on my terms,” Marion said. “The biggest thing is having a son. I got attached to him. Seeing him periodically is hard. Watching him grow up on pictures and videos is hard.”
When Shawn Marion headed to the Cleveland bench late in last week’s game at US Airways Center, “The Matrix” was saying goodbye to Phoenix. Marion said he plans to retire after this season with Cleveland, ending a 15-year NBA career that was mostly spent as a star with the Suns.
Shawn Marion will play after missing the last two games with a strained hip and if James can return, the Cavs will be the healthiest they’ve been in weeks with more help on the way soon in Iman Shumpert.
Smith ended up being fined $50,000 for the shoelace stunt, but Marion, now teammates with Smith following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ three-team trade with the New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday, said Smith’s hijinks never bothered him. “That was irrelevant,” Marion said Wednesday. “You all blew it out of proportion. He was joking on the floor and that’s all it was. You all tried to make something out of nothing and it’s kind of messed up. He got labeled. You all made it into a big negative and it was just a horseplay thing. That’s kind of messed up.”