He told the newspaper at the time that he believed he could play another two or three seasons but that being away from his first child, infant son Shawn, convinced him it was time to walk away.
“I wanted to go out on my terms,” Marion told the newspaper. “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.”
Shawn Marion is just doing the right thing as a father we have to focus our time and dedicate it to our children. Marion is a 16 year NBA veteran and was drafted by the Phoenix Suns (9th overall) in the 1999 NBA Draft, he stayed there for almost 9 years before he got traded to Heat (2008) but the year after (2009) he got traded again to the Raptors. He signed a 5 year 39 million contract before he got traded to Dallas.
With Dallas he was able to win 1 NBA Championship in 2011, when the Mavericks beat the Miami Heat by a virtue of 4-2.
On January 3, 2014, he passed the 17,000-point mark and joined Olajuwon, Malone and Garnett as the only players with at least 17,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals and 1,000 blocks.
It has been a great career for the matrix one of the most well rounded players to play the game, with that here is his career highlights.
Thank you so much for giving us a great career Shawn Marion, we wish you the best on your future endeavors and good luck with your family.
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