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At least Mavericks’ forward Shawn Marion is not shy about his intentions of not reporting to a garbage team if traded.  The 14-year veteran is averaging a near-career low 11.2 points per game for Dallas, currently sitting at 21-28 and a full five games out of the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference,. If those sub-.500 Mavs decide to deal Marion, who is set to make $9.3 million next season, he has said he is not interested in playing for a poor club. “If I’m going to get traded, they’re going to tell me what’s going on and where I’m going,” the 14-year veteran said. “Because if I’m going to a (expletive) situation, I’m not going. It’s just that simple.” It is unlikely the former Runnin’ Rebel has more than a few productive years left in the tank, therefore understandably wants another NBA title.  While the honesty and bluntness is always refreshing, this public display of selfishness is a foolish way to get what he wants. “At this time, I’m too old to be trying to go through and be a, you know what I’m saying, not have a chance to do anything. I’m at a point where I want to be playing for something right now.” Maybe Marion and Dwight Howard can start a professional backgammon league instead.   [ESPN] var conf_59051 = { APIKey: '2_N1YlfjHIEAtyRAK3CAYRE5a1aBuANuMOCLc_7hsOQ13HnwCrW_u-6OuDhjC7vR06 ', lang : 'en', enabledProviders: '' }; var image59051 = {src:'http://cdn.cosbysweaters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Marion-Shawn.jpg',href:'http://cosbysweaters.com/2013/02/08/shawn-marion-is-not-interested-in-a-s-situation/',type:'image'}; var ua_59051 = new gigya.services.socialize.UserAction(); ua_59051.setUserMessage(''); ua_59051.setLinkBack('http://cosbysweaters.com/2013/02/08/shawn-marion-is-not-interested-in-a-s-situation/'); ua_59051.setTitle('Shawn Marion is Not Interested in a \'S*** Situation\''); ua_59051.addMediaItem(image59051); var params_59051 ={ userAction:ua_59051, cssPrefix:'#gig-div-buttons-59051-bottom', shareButtons:'facebook-like,google-plusone,share,twitter,email', // list of providers containerID: 'gig-div-buttons-59051-bottom', cid:'' }; gigya.services.socialize.showShareBarUI(conf_59051,params_59051); Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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