Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  89 responses

Shawn Marion Doesn’t Miss Miami and Its Crushing Boredom

by Marcel Mutoni

As far as Shawn Marion is concerned, Toronto beats Miami any day of the week, plus twice on Sunday. I’m guessing Shawn has yet to walk the streets and notice the lack of sunshine and warmth he has grown accustomed to.

Oh, he was talking about basketball? Very well then, carry on Mr. Matrix. From the CP:

The way coach basically explained it to me, we’re going to get up and down the court a little bit more, it’s going to be more fun to go out there and just play ball basically,” Marion said at a news conference Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre.

“The game is supposed to be exciting. I’m tired of playing that boring style, halfcourt, just watching everybody go up and run a play, call this play, run this play. That’s boring, I’m not going to lie to you. I know fans don’t enjoy it, either.”

Hmm, let’s see here: The Heat not only has a better team than the Raptors, but they have a better record, are in playoff contention, and um, they live and work in FREAKING MIAMI. But, of course, yes, Toronto is better for Shawn Marion. His logic is amazing.

As for the other half of the trade, Jermaine O’Neal says he’s stumbled into the fountain of youth thanks to the move.

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  • Todd Spehr

    This is the same Shawn Marion who felt under appreciated in PHX – despite being the highest paid Sun and multiple All-Star on a team that won 58 games a year over a four-season period, existing in a style BUILT FOR GUYS LIKE HIM. Does a Marion-ism ever require logic?

  • donlaker

    good luck in getting a nice contract in the future
    steve nash was the best chance you had in this leauge to win something. so how does my hoser taste ,ay(canadian talk)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Suck on an icicle, bitch.

  • riggs

    someone throw him under a bus for god’s sake

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Izzo

    He obviously misses the PHX system where not many plays were run,but didn’t he complain in PHX that plays weren’t being run for him?Just go away,Shawn.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    God, I’m sick of this guy. Can someone just trade him to the Clips already?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    “The game is supposed to be exciting. I’m tired of playing that boring style, halfcourt, just watching everybody go up and run a play, call this play, run this play. That’s boring, I’m not going to lie to you. I know fans don’t enjoy it, either.”

    Yes, idiot, fans of LOSING teams with no title hopes don’t enjoy it. Balding bitch.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Brilliant Mind 2 starring Shawn Marion.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Shawn Marion is the biggest bitch in the nba. I hope he fizzles out in to and then gets forced into retirement when nobody offers him a contract.

  • donlaker

    josh childress needs some teammates….
    you must have bumped your head on your, back to back mvp trophys, (oops) sorry that was nash

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Wow. There sure is a lot of venom on here. Yall might need to relax a little.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Shut up, Co Co!!!!!! :)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Naw…fu*k that. Let him relax his mouth a little.

  • CHE

    Like the Canadians say “what are you talking aboot”? This fool is a few french fries short of a happy meal if he thinks he is better off now.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    He’s not evil just because he didn’t like South Beach. And, he’s not evil just because he didn’t like Phoenix. You know all places aren’t desirable to all people.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    Now watch him come out and drop 40pts, 12 reb and 3 stl. Ha ha. And then his alarm clock will go off.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    If Co Co’s being serious….

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    He’s evil because he sucks at basketball and thinks he’s a superstar. He’s evil because he could average 25 shots a game make 21 million dollars per shot and be a first ballot hall of famer while still playing in the nba and still find something to cry about. He’s a malcontent to the max and he has no reason to be. His act has just gotten really old and annoying. I’m so underrated my numbers suck because the system I play in sucks wah wah wah. F*ck him.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Eboy: #1 computer tough guy.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Why Boing?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    He ranks just behind the Mannings and Derek Jeter as my least favorite pro athletes. There are some people who just deserve a blown acl.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    I don’t like the Miami Heat either. ;) Just for different reasons.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Peyton too, Shia?

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Put Tony Parker in there also.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Even archie Eboy.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy


  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    LMAO @ Archie.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    Okay your prob not #1, but you see where im comming from.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy


  • Migs

    Has Marion ever seen the Raptors play? He’s in for a shock tonight when Calderon runs up the court after a defensive rebound, STOPS at the 3 pt line, and feeds Bosh at the elbow, where he’ll take 20 minutes to decide what to do while the defense gets adjusted to the Raptors’ HALF COURT OFFENCE, before shooting a jumper.

    Welcome to Toronto, Shawn. Hope you enjoy the weather. Caribana’s not for another 6 months.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Why would Tony Parker deserve a blown ACL, Shia? E.V.A? Or the fact that he’s french? Far as i can tell, dude is an outstanding player and a nice interview…
    Oh regarding Marion? I’d add to the venom spit up top, but i don’t feel like even trying to convey my own feelings on this guy in words..that punk a** son of a…

  • wilz

    ya…i hate the mannings too. but seriously, this guy’s gonna get a weak contract this summer…i hope

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    You realize you guys complain about Marion WAY more than he actually complains about other things?

  • Sparker

    sean’s just sensitive, and you guys are so darn mean

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    If he’s sensitive, he should join a poetry class and express his emotions there, when you get asked about B-Ball Matrix, try and make sense every once in a while.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Some guys are just never happy. Correct me if I’m wrong but in PHX he 1) played the most minutes 2) had the most shots 3) had the biggest contract. I think all he ever wanted was a SLAM cover lol. No but serious, I think he HATES the garbage man/no plays being run for him label. He wants to be a superstar. But he ain’t. Quite a conondrum / Oh, and Jermaine… we’ve heard that before. Like in October, literally.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    my least favorite NBA player is…………………………………

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    That one’s easy BET….MAAAAMBIATCH!

  • Fat Lever

    Apparently Marion marches to the beat of a different drummer. Yes, he’s a system dude, but maybe he’s happy playing for a losing team while putting up his numbers.

    Maybe it makes him feel like he’s worth something, maybe it makes him feel like a contributing member of society.

    Or maybe he’s just batsh!t crazy.

  • wilz

    O’Neal said the exact same thing when he came to the Raptors about being rejuvenated and feeling young…and we all saw how “young” he looked..

  • doyouwantmore

    Donlaker your comment at the top is about the worst representation of ‘Canadian Talk’ I have ever seen. LOL.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Dark I’ve always hated tp. I don’t think he’s outstanding as a player I think he has one outstanding attribute (quickness). I think he’s overrated which makes me dislike him more if I never saw him play another game I’d be more than happy.

  • Jake

    I’ll be surprised if Chris Bosh is able to put up with Marion and his ugly jumper for more than the remainder of the season.

  • Jess

    I think he will fit in a lot better with the Raps. I am excited to see if he can play the way he did in PHX. And I want the raps to push the ball more. I think this going to be good for the Raps. This had to be done, and BC is starting to do his thing in order to keep CB here. He has everything that the Raps need RIGHT NOW, and if things dont work out at the end of the season, the raps have a lot of cap space. OH AND ITS “EH”…NOT ‘AY’….if youre going to try and make fun of us, can you at least get it right? thanks.

  • http://www.sprint.com/sero dma

    I don’t get Marion at all. Maybe Marion just doesn’t want to be in the playoffs ever? He was a great team player in his younger days when the Suns weren’t a very competitive team. Then he started getting bitchy when they started winning. Then he gets traded to a 10 win team in Miami and all is happy. When it looks as though he’s going to make it to the post-season he gets traded to Canada and is happy again? Either the paychecks for the playoffs are terrible or Shawn Marion is just a lazy bastard. Next year he should consider being a teacher. I hear they have great vacation days.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    The reasons to dislike Marion are numerous and have been listed here already, but the question is what the hell does he want? When a guy is unhappy making 20+ mill, playing for a contender, ina a tailor made style, begs to be traded, gets his way and is equally unhappy in his new home, it becomes pretty obvious the HE IS THE PROBLEM. Its pretty annoying to people who’s dream is to have gotten a 10-day at some point in their lives.(ie ME)

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Tony Parker is on another level from Marion. I understand people don’t like him as a player, but its hard to argue with results. Quickness is his most outstanding attribute, but he really is one of the best finishers in the league and when he’s got it clicking he’s unstoppable.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I think he may just be burning bridges in an attempt to make himself feel better about the fact that NOBODY wants to deal with his bullsh!t anymore. I wonder how “happy” he’ll be when he can barely get the MLE.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    I wasn’t comparing marion and parker. Just stating a very short list of my least favorite pro athletes.

  • treyday07

    Jo said the same thing when he came to Toronto in the summer fountain of youth hahaha the heat were a last place team last year i will bet my house next year they wont be a top 6 team and also the heat have a better record then toronto but i still think the raps are better its a bad year for Toronto but as I recall it was a worse year for the heat last year all the heats players are over rated except d wade heat better pray for 2010 no pick this year and i dont see bosh going to a team with just d wade and beasley and over rated young players take it from a fan who knows a little about rebuilding teams (raps fan)teams can play over there heads even d wade said it we got the heats 2 best for our 4 and a pinch of moon dust by the way have fun with moon he is a steal ahhaah

  • k.o.

    i’d rather he say all that stuff than ‘toronto is cold, this coach is inexperienced, they have no depth….”

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    To each his own Shia, its probably simsilar to my irrational didtaste for Andre Iguodala. I know he’s good, but I can’t stand him. For what its worth TP did suck last night(5-20 FGs).

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    didtaste = distatse

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Guess he’s just the same old Shawn.

  • http://thepaintedarea.blogspot.com/2009/02/quick-fernando-martin-note.html nbk

    Is shawn marion bipolar?

  • NJ4Life

    Anybody check out that J.O. link? there’s an option to have the article read to you by a Microsoft Sam-like woman. Creepy as hell.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Welcome to Canada, Matrix. Here’s your complementary marijuana, free health care, and a legal 16 year old.

  • tinchek

    i would let him explain what is basic basketball.lol

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    i think CWebb straight call him a garbage-type player (or ultimate role player, one of those) when they discussed the trade on TNT this past weekend.

  • adams

    NJ4Life is right. That computer woman is awesome. For example she tells us that the D in D-Wade stands for democrat and not douche like I always thought.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    When Shawn retires, I think he’s gonna wish he spent more time enjoying the game and less worrying about other people’s perception of him. He just seems like a miserable person.

  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    Co sign russ.

  • http://www.bbl.org.uk Josh D

    He will be out in the same amount of time he spent in Miami, and for the same reasons that he left Miami and the valley of the sun

  • http://www.xtremecouture.ca LeeVan

    Anton- You must be either a very ill-informed American, or you just made the WORST attempt at a joke based on Canadian societal benefits EVER.

    I mean, you try walking into a doctor’s office in Canada while high on marijuana and sexifying a 16 year old and see what it gets you.
    My guess is a 2-year prison sentence.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    ^you don’t use all 3 at the same time you moron. obviously someone’s a n00b.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    16 is the age of consent in Canada? And the herb is in Vancouver. Also, Doctors are not police.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Yep, 16 is the age of consent in Canada. Actually, before 2008 it was 14. There’s also a close-in-age clause that permits 14 and 15 years olds with people that are 19-20. We’re débbonnaire like that, you puritans. Puritans or straight stupid, whichever. Can someone explain to me how a 19-year-old can go to jail and basically eff up his life because he got head from a 17-year-old?

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    ciolkstar, if you believe the herb is in van-city.. i’m just assuming that you’ve never been to montreal.

  • Jerome

    Shawn Marion is a stud ont he court. Fans get caught up in how media portrays a person, but remember he needs a contract and needs to embrace whatever team he is playing for that’s the nature of the business you idiots. Fans take things to personal if you ever met Shawn Marion he’s probably one of the nicest guys in the league. And the PHX situation was because management flat out lied to the guy. So please fans before you bash a guy understand the facts first.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    There is a two year age difference clause in the US so a 19 year old can’t get in trouble for getting with a 17 year old. But I submit that a 19-20 year old getting with a 14-15 year old is not debonnaire, its F*CKED UP. Seriously, thats too young. And no, I’ve never been to Montreal or Vancouver, but I know the herb is more prevalent on the west coast of canada, not to say it isnt available all over.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Van is the herb capital in terms of quality.
    As far as the age difference, if you don’t get caught it’s not a crime. ;)

  • Blinguo

    Nobody in Toronto is exactly screaming “We got Shawn Marion Ya’ll!!” In other news Shawn Marion likes the Jordan $190, it will get you runnin and gunnin, unlike his old digs – those hold me back sneaks.

  • Blinguo

    By the way, this is exactly what Ben Wallace said after he went to Chicago. Not the same situation of course, but damn – broken record spinning backwards in a time warp.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    JO was expendable as soon as they realized that Bargs is a big and not a wing. You can’t pay 20 mil for a 6th man. All in all, Shawn looks like a good fit in T.O. He can play some at 4 when they go small. Actually, he could teach Joey Graham to be Shawn Marion. If that makes sense.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Ironically, Shawn Marion is probably the league’s BEST do-it-all garbage man, up there with Lamar Odom. I… can’t wait to see how this’ll all work out for the Raps. Am kinda skeptical as to how this’ll work out though. All that said though, Shawn was lucky to have played the first decade or so on the same team, but he’s on his 3rd team in just as many seasons now, and he should try and start learning how to not burn bridges every stop of the way.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    @ Z: Bargnani is not a wing? He’s been playing well, don’t get me wrong, but I’m pretty sure a 7’0 footer who camps at the three point line before even thinking about getting down-low, should be considered a wing.

  • Joel Godin

    It’s better for the Raps and for Shawn. Miami are not that good. The Raptors will get their shoes and will be ready to kick some but with that running offense And this is a Fact and it will be prove tonight against cleveland

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Toronto is the best city in Canada.
    Sorry, but its the truth.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Why are all my comments awaiting moderation? Including this one?

  • BostonBaller

    I think Marion is confused withing himself. If he wasn’t talented he would have already faded into obscurity. (That will happen in a season or two. It’s sad when a player thinks he is better than he really is. He is good but he can only shine in certain situations. A truly gifted player can shine in any situation.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    @Z: i never knew thats what could go down. so say i’m 18, can I get head from a 17 year old legally?

  • http://www.DreAllDay.com Dre Baldwin

    Shawn Marion is the SF on the “Just Wanna Have Fun” All Stars; Larry Hughes is the SG and Tim Thomas is the PF.

  • Orlando Green

    Marion loves to burn his bridges!

  • Orlando Green

    Montreal is better than Toronto….Trust…T.dot is boooorinnnggg!

  • cneww

    god dam, so much hate on the raps! i think shawn marion will do fine, not as good as pheonix days, but fine. who cares if he likes toronto better than miami

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I would still want Marion back in PHX. Particularly now that we are uptempo again. It’s the syndrome of not knowing your on a great wicket because it’s all you knew… being drafted by PHX and getting to play the way he has these past 7 years or had been PERFECT for him, now he just wants back.

  • Uzi

    Marion is such a suck up!!!!! SCREW U MATRIX…


    I had soo much respect for shawn till he said that….that just says that hes not that type of a player…i still love Miami…stuff marion..they’ll do off better with jermaine..but im not sure with the financial view

  • ednowski

    in what universe is the miami heat a contender? & why, when talking about playing in toronto, is it too cold to play there but new york or chicago is a great city? & why do people always bag on a canadian accent & never mention how ridiculous new yorkers sound?