Shawn Marion Gets His Own Trade News from ESPN

by February 08, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Ever since it went down, we’ve spent most of our time talking about Shaq’s move to Phoenix. But what about Shawn Marion? Glad you asked.

It turns out that the Matrix was watching TV when he first learned of the stunning trade.

“I was shocked at first,” Marion said Thursday night from Miami, where he is scheduled for a physical today. “It happens. Everything happens for a reason. We could get deep into it, but what’s done is done. I wish everybody in Phoenix good luck.”

The only thing worse than finding out you’ve been traded from the team with one of the best records in the League to its bottom feeder, is learning about it from SportsCenter.

Of course, Marion isn’t even in a position to complain. He did, after all, ask to be traded before the season began. A small warning before it took place, I’d imagine, might have been appreciated.