33 Facts About Shawn Marion


Shawn Dwayne Marion was born on May 7,1978 and is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

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Shawn Marion was born in Waukegan, Illinois and played high school basketball in Clarksville, Tennessee, at Clarksville High School, where he was a teammate of fellow future NBA player Trenton Hassell.

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Shawn Marion lettered three years in basketball, and during his high school career he earned All-Region and District honors and was nominated as a McDonald's All-American.

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Shawn Marion was a first-team All-American selection as a sophomore and a second-team All-American selection as a freshman.

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Shawn Marion shot 56 percent from the field and 69 percent from the free throw line.

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Shawn Marion shot 60 percent from the field, 38 percent from 3-point range and 75 percent from the free throw line.

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Shawn Marion was named the 1998 NJCAA David Rowlands Male Student Athlete of the Year.

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In May 1998, Shawn Marion signed a National Letter of Intent to play for UNLV.

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Shawn Marion was named to the Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division First Team, All-Newcomer Team and All-Defensive Team.

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In March 1999, Shawn Marion said his intention was to stay for his senior season, graduate and try to win an NCAA championship.

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Shawn Marion was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the ninth overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft.

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Shawn Marion was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team and in 51 games, he averaged 10.

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Shawn Marion played for the Sophomores in the Rookie Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend and finished with 18 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 24 minutes.

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Shawn Marion was named an NBA All-Star for the first time in 2003.

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Shawn Marion was named Western Conference Player of the Week twice, was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star Team, and was selected to the All-NBA Third Team.

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Shawn Marion was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star Team and was selected to the All-NBA Third Team for the second consecutive year.

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Shawn Marion scored his 10,000th career point in the season-opener against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 31,2006.

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Shawn Marion was named a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star Team.

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Shawn Marion had been mentioned in trade scenarios involving the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Shawn Marion said he would welcome a trade to the Lakers to play with his good friend Kobe Bryant.

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On February 6,2008, Shawn Marion was acquired by the Miami Heat, along with Marcus Banks, from the Suns in exchange for Shaquille O'Neal.

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On July 9,2009, Shawn Marion was acquired by the Dallas Mavericks in a sign-and-trade deal with the Raptors, with Shawn Marion receiving a five-year contract worth an estimated $39 million.

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Shawn Marion was not set up for a lot of opportunities offensively and his average of 12 points per game was the lowest since his rookie season.

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Shawn Marion was the Mavericks' starting small forward throughout their playoff run, a run that resulted in a trip to the NBA Finals.

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On March 13,2012 against the Washington Wizards, Shawn Marion moved into 100th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

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On December 18,2012, against the Phoenix Suns, Shawn Marion eclipsed the 16,000-point plateau, becoming the 95th player in league history with at least 16,000 career points.

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Shawn Marion joined Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone and Kevin Garnett as the only players in NBA history with at least 16,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals and 1,000 blocks.

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On January 27,2013 against Phoenix, Shawn Marion played in his 1,000th NBA game, becoming the 107th player in NBA history to reach the milestone.

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On March 6,2013 against the Houston Rockets, Shawn Marion passed Rod Strickland for 25th place on the NBA's all-time steals list.

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On January 3,2014, against the Los Angeles Clippers, Shawn Marion 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.

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On June 18,2015, Shawn Marion announced his retirement from the NBA after 16 seasons.

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Shawn Marion played for the United States national team at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, 2002 FIBA World Championship in Indianapolis, and 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, winning gold in Brisbane and bronze in Athens.

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In 2017, Shawn Marion teamed up with fellow retired NBA player Cedric Ceballos to compete in Season 30 of The Amazing Race.

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