Found December 19, 2011 on
Apparently Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion gets no respect.
Just days prior to the NBA season tipping off on Christmas Day, Marion seems to be miffed about the lack of respect his team is getting, according to ProSportsDaily.com.
Marion feels that the defending champions aren't getting their just due.
"We've gotten to the point where everybody started overlooking us and talking about everybody else and I kind of got (mad) about it," Marion said. "Y'all trying to take something away from us that we've worked hard for and we took.
Memo to Marion: You are a member of the defending NBA champions. Act like it.
I can't remember the last time a player on a championship team was vocal about being overlooked just days away from receiving a championship ring. That should be all the respect he needs.
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Three-time All Star Peja Stojakovic, regarded as one of the finest shooters in NBA history, said Monday he was retiring after 13 seasons in the league, his last a championship-winning campaign with the Dallas Mavericks.
The 34-year-old said he was finding it difficult to deal with neck and back issues and felt it was time to bring an end to his career.
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Peja Stojakovic has received interested from a number of clubs, but back and neck troubles have made it too difficult to continue.
After cementing his reputation as one of the finest shooters in NBA history by helping the Dallas Mavericks win their first championship, Peja Stojakovic has decided to retire.
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