by Marcel Mutoni

Foot pain has put an end to Shawn Marion’s topsy-turvy year.

With seven games remaining in the nightmare commonly referred to as the 2008 Miami Heat basketball season, The Matrix has had just about enough.

Coach Pat Riley said Thursday that Marion will have Ossatron treatments, the application of electrical shock waves, to treat plantar fasciitis in his left foot and heel.

“We’ve got to do what we’ve got do to get healthy for next season,” Marion said. “That’s the best thing for now.”

If you had spent the last few years of your career getting deep into the Playoffs, and playing in some of the most memorable games in League history, only to end up in Miami, you’d probably want to shut it down, too.

The Heat are missing so many of their regulars at this point, that most of the active roster could probably walk around the city completely unmolested. Which is probably for the best.