Shawn Marion wants to be appreciated

Shawn Marion wants to be appreciated

There are 34 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 10, 2008, titled Shawn Marion wants to be appreciated. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Noticed for his capacity to fill the box score. Noticed for his ability to defend any size opponent, any place on the court.

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Stuart, FL

#22 Feb 12, 2008
Yeah! Marion in Miami! Anyway, it doesnt really matter how he shoots, as long as he is good in what he does, the Heat WILL make a step forward.
Suns fan

Phoenix, AZ

#23 Feb 12, 2008
As a Suns fan in Phoenix, I already miss him. Good luck in Miami, Shawn!

West Palm Beach, FL

#24 Feb 12, 2008
Shawn Marion

Fort Worth, TX

#25 Feb 12, 2008
As a former Phoenician and lifelong fan of the Suns organization, I'm disappointed Matrix had to be dealt from the team. I unerstand the nature of the business (championships), but that doesn't make it easy when one of the local favs leaves town.

What's sad is the Suns don't trade (historically) unless you're a problem child or underperformer. Shawn is neither. Yes, the stage was crowded between him, Amare and Nash, and something had to give.

I hope in the end Shawn gets a chance to come back home to Phoenix and retire as as a Sun and take his place in the Ring of Honor.

Marion enjoys Miami, it's why he's been building a home there for the last four years in the offseason. He's a loyal player who just wants his piece of the pie. I can't fault him for that - it's business and personal for him. I'll tip my hat to him and hope him the best in Miami... He'll still get my applause when he returns home.

Good luck, Shawn!

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#26 Feb 13, 2008
How does Shawn appreciate being traded for a beached whale?

Monson, MA

#27 Feb 13, 2008
Marion is sick. Roleplayers can go back to being roleplayers, add a lowpost dimension next year (Nothing special, a Chris Wilcox wil do the trick), plus the lottery pick added, and let the youngsters develop a bit to be good roleplayers for next year and watch this team around Marion and Wade thrive.

All we have to do is build toward next season, develop youngsters, audition to see who should be a part of the team/rotation next year, and grow as a unit in the new system.... plus we'll be alot more fun to watch.

Riley will do the rest filling out the roster for next season that can achieve big success.

Maybe Marion just didnt have faith in Sarver/Nash/Dantoni/Kerr to build a champion. Maybe now he DOES have faith in Mr Arison/Wade/Riley to build a champion.

And he'll be more appreciated, and get plays called for him, and be able to SHOW HIS ALLAROUND SKILLS on display here where PHX wouldnt let him.

He'll get more lvoe here, plsu now he has a COACH THAT WILL APPRECIATE HIS hustle and DEFENSE, unlike D'antoni who only cares about offense.

If I was him I would be happy too, he'll be on a good team here in Miami next season and he has all those positives I just listed. Its not like he got traded to Memphis or Atlanta.

Monson, MA

#28 Feb 13, 2008
Jay wrote:
he will be appreciated once this team starts winning . we all know how miami fans are . they love you when your winning aand hate you when you dont. its fact.( look at the marlins . heat ..pre shaq when they made it to the 2nd round.. and the dolphins couldnt sell out a playoff game.) the heat won when it was dwade the i option and shaq the 2 option. and _______ the third. this season dwade was the 1st but shaq fell to the 3rd or 4th option.+ the fact that they have no perimeter defense period. leads to the losses.( blame no one but riley on his gm moves .)
now with d wade as the one option and shawn marion as the two the heat are in dire need of a 3rd and a big man. now i would have someone like zo. fast atheltic strong defense strong offense. we need a big man as a 3rd option then were good. not great
I agree jay. A 3rd option Bigman, that gives us a post dimension on offense..... if its a Jermaine Oneal or Elton Brand than we're great, if its a Okafor than we're very good, if its even a Chris Wilcox than we're good. Thats it, and add some lowpriced veteran roleplayers plus the draft pick plus the youngsters develop and be roleplayers next season and we are ALL SET BACK IN BUSINESS very good for next eyar back in the playoffs.

Monson, MA

#29 Feb 13, 2008
All we gotta do now is build toward next season getting better as a unit, develop youngsters, audition to see who will be worthy of team/rotation for next year, grow as a cohesive unit, grow in the new system, and build confidence/winning attitude for next season.

Riley will fill the rest of the roster and get our post dimension/3rd option that fits well with Marion and Wade plus some shooters and roleplayers.

We'll be back next year in a big way. Marion and Wade are a great fit in every aspect of the game on both ends of the court, and he's much closer to Wade's age.

WE GOT A STEAL in Marion trade. Got to dump diminishing Shaq's terrible contract and picked up an allstar to team up with Wade as part of our core to build around. GREAT GREAT MOVE. We got younger, more athletic, more flexibility financially, got an allstar sidekick to Wade plus a solid PG that can shoot the 3ball and defend (And attack the rim, and push the ball), WE GOT HOPE WITH THAT ONE TRADE.

The future got alot brighter with that trade, and it gave us a purpose for the rest of this season (to build toward next year, and the stuff I listed in first paragraph), AND WE'LL BE MUCH MORE FUN TO WATCH!!!!!

Monson, MA

#30 Feb 13, 2008
We should trade for Chris Wilcox, we could get him and only have to give up expiring deal (ricky or Jwill), he is not a good defender but is VERY GOOD in the lowpost scoring on offense(Which gives us that dimension, which is what you need), very good size (6'10, 245 pounds), scores 15 ppg with 7.5 rpg in 26 minutes a night, is GREAT GREAT GREAT power forward in the open court in an uptempo system, runs like a "deer" (I hate that phrase), is very good on pick and roll finishing at the rim, great finisher inside, super athletic, fast, very good size....

AND wont cost us too much, he is a much better fit to our personnel than haslem for uptempo and 10 times the lowpost foffensive ppplayer..... he isnt as good on defense, so you need to put a defensive stud next to him at center that can bang a bit and preferably can run the floor....... you have to put that next to him to make it work, but Im sure Riley could improve his effort on defense as well. Zo could be that guy for 20 minutes a night next year, a Diop would be a great fit too.

We should do it.
Phx Suns for Life

Phoenix, AZ

#31 Feb 13, 2008
i love Shawn Marion with or without the suns.
he is a great player 2 watch,
and oh yeah i love the way he shoots the ball its so unique from other players in the league.
=] so why should he feel unappreciated?
ALL of PHX loves him 2 death and probably always will!

Phoenix, AZ

#32 Feb 13, 2008

robuka kenderle

Montréal, Canada

#33 Feb 14, 2008
Oh please, he wants to be noticed.
Highest paid player on the most exciting team in the NBA, 4 times all star (the east is excellent for an egomaniac where there is less competition) and is in most peoples Top 15 players list (maybe top 10 to some).
ANYBODY who follows basketball know who he is.
Its telling to me when players take less money to play in a winning situation and its even more telling to me when players making almost max money would rather play on the worst team in the league than in the first because it means going from number 3 in the pecking order to number 2.
How many players would enjoy being bumped up one notch in the hierarchy and dropped 30 notches in the standings?
Dont get me wrong, Miami is good for him since Marion can not for various reasons (bad handle and woe is me atittude) ever be a franchise player. He needs a young Bosh, Wade or LeBrun to be the leader.
But stop with that perceived lacked of respect.
Too many punks talk of respect more out of style than out of knowledge of what it entails. People who always feel like they are slighted or dissed are rarely people you respect.
KG's behavior in Minny is something I respect.
Marion's perceived slights which I never see in the media are more telling of his fragile ego, need for attention.
I dont think he was breast fed as a child.

Macon, GA

#34 Feb 14, 2008
To ExFAN: do you watch golf? tennis? bowling? auto racing (stock and open wheel)? are THEY diverse? Watch sports for the competition. Best performer plays. Ain't that the way it's supposed to be. Other arenas (no pun intended) could learn from sports.
Gene_Pool_Lifegu ard

Tempe, AZ

#35 Feb 15, 2008
We loved him here, but the marriage was deteriorating every time he came up in trade rumors. With his threats/demands at the start of this season, due to him being frustrated with yet another rumor, the Suns really had no choice but to try to get some value back for him before he chose to opt out.

As for respect as a player, I guarantee he'll get a standing O the next time the Heat play the Suns in Phoenix, and you won't hear a single fan boo him here...ever. We don't treat many former players that well...he will always have our respect.

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