Shawn Marion life and biography

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Shawn Marion biography

Date of birth : 1978-05-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Waukegan, Illinois
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-04
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, small forward for the Dallas Mavericks, NBA Draft

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Shawn Marion is an American professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association currently with the Dallas Mavericks. Nicknamed The Matrix by TNT analyst Kenny Smith during the pre-season of his rookie year for his seemingly bionic athleticism, he is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league thanks to his athleticism and ability to play and defend many positions.

Career history:

1999–2008 Phoenix Suns
2008–2009 Miami Heat
2009 Toronto Raptors
2009–present Dallas Mavericks

CAREER:

2009-10:
Averaged 12.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 31.8 minutes through 75 starts…shot 50.8% (395-778 FGs) from the floor, 15.8% (3-19 3FGs) from the 3-point range and 75.5% (105-139 FTs) from the line…among NBA leaders, ranked 22nd in FG%...3 games with 20+ points, 6 double-doubles (6-0 record)…in DAL debut vs. WAS (10/27/09), recorded 16 points (6-12 FGs, 4-5 FTs), 7 rebounds, 1 steal and game-high 3 blocks in 36 minutes…18 points (8-15 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in 34 minutes at LAL (10/30/09)…1st double-double with 16 points (7-19 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 11 rebounds (9 DR), 1 steal, 2 blocks and 38 minutes at LAC (10/31/09)…18 points (9-11 FGs, including 9 straight FGs), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 29 minutes vs. TOR (11/7/09)…2nd double-double with 15 points (5-10 FGs, 5-6 FTs), season-high 15 rebounds (8 DR), 2 steals, 2 blocks, 45 minutes vs. CHA (12/12/09)…17 points (7-14 FGs, 3-4 FTs), 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 35 minutes vs. HOU (12/18/09)…16 points (7-9 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks and 43 minutes at BOS (1/18/10)…18 points (9-11 FGs), 9 rebounds, 1 steal and 2 blocks in 33 minutes vs. GS (2/3/10)…5 points, 7 rebounds, season-high 5 assists and 1 steal in 34 minutes at GS (2/8/10)…4th double-double with 14 points (5-12 FGs, 4-6 FTs), 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 33 minutes vs. PHO (2/17/10)…17 points (8-14 FGs, 1-1 3FGs), 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 31 minutes vs. MIN (3/3/10…12 points (5-7 FGs, 2-2 FTs), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 30 minutes vs. SAC (3/5/10)…18 points (9-12 FGs), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 38 minutes at CHI (3/6/10)…season-high 29 points (14-25 FGs, 1-2 FTs), 14 rebounds, 3 steals, 38 minutes for 5th double-double at MIN (3/8/10)…6th double-double (2nd straight) with 14 points (5-10 FGs, 4-4 FTs), 13 rebounds (season-high 11 DR), 1 steal, 3 blocks, 40 minutes vs. NJ (3/10/10)…2nd 20-point game with 21 points (9-13 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 29 minutes vs. DEN (3/29/10)…3rd 20-point game with 21 (9-12 FGs, 3-3 FTs), 1 rebound, 1 assist and 1 block in 26 minutes at LAC (4/12/10)…missed 7 games due to injury: 3 (vs. SA 11/18-vs. GS 11/24/09) with left ankle sprain, at DEN (2/9/10) with lower back tightness and 3 (vs. MEM 4/7-at SAC 4/10/10) with left oblique strain.

Career highlights and awards

4× NBA All-Star (2003, 2005–2007)
2× All-NBA Third Team (2005–2006)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2000)

PERSONAL:

Was given the nickname “The Matrix” by TNT analyst Kenny Smith…bought his mother a house in Las Vegas after he was drafted…is a three-time winner of the NBA’s Community Assist Award (Aug. 2004, June 2003, Aug. 2002)…named by The Sporting News as one of the “Good Guys” in sports (2003)… established The Shawn Marion Foundation, in Dec. 2007…the mission of his foundation is to assist single mothers through vocational training and adult scholarships and to aid disadvantaged children through educational programs that prepare them with critical skills needed to be successful in life… appeared at the Starpower VIP Invitational Golf Tournament benefiting The Jason Terry Foundation shortly after moving to Dallas (Sept. 2009)...upon signing a six-year contract extension in Aug., 2002, pledged $1 million to charity…had his high school jersey (Clarksville H.S., Tenn.) retired during a special halftime ceremony at a football game (9/22/00)…in his spare time, he likes to travel, watch movies, play poker, shop and bowl...enjoys cartoons and has a large DVD collection that includes his favorites “Scooby Doo” and “ThunderCats”

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