The chance to play with Le Bron James and immediately compete for a championship, sources said, clinched Marion's decision to choose Cleveland in the face of a ramped-up pursuit by the Indiana Pacers.
As reported earlier this week, Pacers president Larry Bird invited Marion to Indianapolis earlier this week for a face-to-face recruiting pitch over dinner, with Indiana in desperate need of veteran help on the wing after the season-ending compound leg fracture suffered by star swingman Paul George on Aug. At a news conference Tuesday, Bird conceded that the Cavaliers were the favorites for Marion's signature, saying: "What I came away with was he's undecided with where he wants to play and what he wants to do.
2014/2015 fut la dernière saison de Shawn Marion sur les parquets de la Grande Ligue.
Il a quitté le monde de la balle orange, à 37 ans, en toute discrétion après un exercice mitigé en tant remplaçant chez les Cavs.
Pour autant, il est impossible d’oublier le joueur atypique et impressionnant qu’il a été.
Et si cet ailier sur-athlétique a obtenu ses plus beaux succès avec le jersey des Mavs sur les épaules – notamment une bague en 2011 – c’est bien à Phoenix qu’il a laissé ses plus belles empreintes…
Depuis le dbut de la saison, il joue ainsi avec une main digne d'un mauvais film d'horreur, ...Sources say that Marion had been telling teams for weeks that he hoped to wind up with a championship contender if he left the Dallas Mavericks in free agency.Marion spent the past five seasons with the Mavs and helped them win the first championship in franchise history in 2011 as a key role player who guarded players at four positions.In 2004 he was selected to the US Olympic men's basketball team.In 2005, Marion was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star Team and selected to the 2004–05 All-NBA Third Team.Nicknamed "The Matrix" by TNT analyst Kenny Smith during the pre-season of his rookie year, Marion was selected by the Suns in the first round and ninth overall in the 1999 NBA draft.