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Why Don't Mavs Re-Sign Marion? A Pride Factor

Why Don't Mavs Re-Sign Marion? A Pride Factor

Behind Dirk, Shawn Marion symbolizes as well as anyone Mavs sacrifice on the way to excellence. The 2014-15 roster has a vacancy. Trix remains unemployed. Why not fit Marion into the $2.7-mil room-MLE? My educated guess: Pride.

Shawn Marion’s tenure with the Dallas Mavericks is symbolic in so many ways, and of so many wonderful things. He was the defensive ace on the 2011 title team, a former star who reinvented himself into a star-caliber player using unconventional methods. He was an athlete "on the decline'' and carrying a less than ideal rep when he arrived in Dallas in the summer of 2009 but over the course of...

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