Four-time NBA All-Star and one-time NBA champion Shawn Marion believes he should be in the Hall of Fame.
Marion retired from the NBA after the 2014-15 season. His best years were with the Phoenix Suns when he was the swingman running the floor with Steve Nash. The man known as “The Matrix” captured his lone NBA championship in 2011 when the Dallas Mavericks defeated LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat.
In an interview with Michael Lee of The Athletic, Marion states “a political thing” is keeping him out of the Hall of Fame:
“I think the legacy I left for the game is there. But who is it to decide? Who is making the decisions? What do they base it off of? If you look at all the numbers, to me, I should be a shoo-in. Should I not?” Marion asked. “What am I supposed to do? What am I not supposed to do? It’s out of my control. I know it’s a political thing. It’s a lot more other stuff going on. But certain things, you earn that. I earned that.”
Marion finished his NBA career with averages of 15.2 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 1,163 games with the Suns, Heat, Toronto Raptors, Mavs and Cleveland Cavaliers. Along with being a four-time All-Star and one-time champion, Marion made the All-NBA team two times.
Marion's best statistical season in the NBA came in 2005-06. He averaged 21.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game for the Suns. That is what you call filling up the stat sheet and being versatile, which was his calling card in the league.
Only time will tell if Marion eventually gets into the Hall, but the former NBA great certainly believes he should be a member of the highly esteemed club.