Shawn Marion Demands to Be Addressed as ‘World Champion’

Shawn Marion is thrilled to finally have an NBA championship on his résumé, but feels as though him and the Dallas Mavericks are still not getting the respect they deserve. The Star-Telegram reports: “Now that he’s an NBA champion, forward Shawn Marion wants people to address him differently. ‘I want y’all to address me like that from now on — world champion,’ Marion said. Marion is upset that the national media has overlooked the defending world champion Mavs and don’t believe they have a chance of winning this season’s title. ‘We’ve gotten to the point where everybody started overlooking us and talking about everybody else and I kind of got [upset] about it,’ Marion said. ‘Y’all trying to take something away from us that we’ve worked hard for and we took. Everybody on this team has earned the right to be addressed as world champions, so everybody address us like that.'”