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Shawn Marion

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7, 1978
Waukegan, IL
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7, 1978 (age 42)
Waukegan, IL


4-time NBA All-Star forward nicknamed "The Matrix," who was known for his all-around abilities and unselfish play. He starred on the Phoenix Suns during the first nine years of his NBA career then went on to win an NBA Championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011.

Before Fame

At Vincennes University he was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year in 1998; he transferred to UNLV for his final collegiate season.


He was selected 9th overall in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Suns.

Family Life

He and his three sisters were raised by their mother, Elaine Marion.

Associated With

He and Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks to victory over the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Championship.