Shawn Marion was never the most vocal player while in the NBA, but those days are long gone and he has become quite tired of people who have been talking about his shot for years. Marion was trending on social media early Wednesday morning after the former NBA star unleashed a profanity-laced rant on Twitter Spaces.
On Tuesday, numerous NBA fans took part in a Twitter Spaces that centered around the following question: Who would be the GOAT player in NBA history if they had more help?
Marion joined the argument, at which point the NBA champion sounded off on people who continue to criticize his shooting form.
“They talk about my motherfucking shot, but nobody in the fucking league shoots the same. Get the fuck out of here,” Marion said. “I’m shooting 35-40 percent from the fucking three-point line at one point in my career. I was a very consistent jump shooter, so you are going to sit there and talk about my motherfucking shot, but don’t want to talk about everything else I did on the fucking floor?”
“Get the fuck out of here,” Marion added. “Suck my dick.”
“Like seriously, I’m averaging 20 plus points and over ten rebounds a game at 6″7′ in a league that is dominated by bigs at the time,” he continued. “Dominated by power forwards and centers, and then I’m getting two blocks, and I’m getting two-plus steals per game.
“And you want to sit there and talk about my motherfucking shot? Don’t nobody in the league shoot the same. Really? Look, I’m top five – you go back, who got the number one winning percentage in Phoenix Suns history? N**** Me! I’m top five in almost every category in Phoenix Suns’ history,” Marion added.
“Go back and look at it, numbers don’t lie. I’m talkin’ straight facts, I don’t play these games.”
Marion did have a weird looking shot, but his resume is underrated.
Over his 16-year NBA career, the Matrix averaged 15.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Marion made four All-Star teams and two third-team All-NBA squads.
It’s about time he starts to get the respect he deserves.