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Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion wants some respect.
With the NBA ready to begin the season after a lengthy lockout, 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.
"We earned everything we did last year. Everybody on this team earned the right to be addressed as world champions, so everybody needs to address them like that."
Marion also took issue with the Miami Heat once again securing national attention and being listed as the favorites heading into this season.
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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...
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