Shawn Marion is a smart and unique player. Everything about the Dallas Mavericks forward screams unorthodoxy, even if the league is quite familiar with the presence of the four-time All-Star, one that was drafted into the NBA out of UNLV in 1999. Nearly 15 years removed from draft night, Marion truly still does not have a typical position. He capably defends all comers despite his age, he’s worked on both rebuilding clubs, middling teams, championship contenders, and champions, and Marion is regarded as about as savvy as they come amongst the NBA’s active players.
He may have swung and missed on this bad boy, though.
Recently asked what changes he’d like to see under newly-minted NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Marion decided to call back to that bastion of financial security and league-minded goodwill : Major League Baseball. Marion would love to see the NBA throw out the salary cap under Silver, letting teams choose to pay what they want regardless of penalty, or the gulf between large and small markets.Read More »from Shawn Marion wants increased age limits for the NBA, and uncapped salaries because ‘baseball does it’