Shawn Marion was a four-time NBA All-Star and a champion as well.
But just because he gained multiple major accolades during his career doesn’t mean he has a ticket into the Hall of Fame.
Speaking with Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson on Scoop B Selects, Marion got honest.
He said he belongs in the Hall of Fame.
But he also confirmed that if that doesn’t happen, he is happy with his career and the way he impacted the game.
“We’re watching a big portion on what the game is today and I had a big staple on that,” Marion said.
“I can’t educate you on whether you know the game or not, but at the end of the day whether I’m a fan favorite or not, media favorite or not,” he said
“It is what it is, man,” Marion added.
“I am who I am and I’m truly blessed and happy that I can be around these guys and these legends here that paved the way for us and for me to be here talking to you,” Marion said about himself and other retired basketball stars.
Shawn Marion on his Hall of Fame chances: "We’re watching a big portion on what the game was today and I had a big staple on that. And if you don’t know anything about the game, then that’s your problem. I can’t educate you on whether you know the game or not, but at the end of… https://t.co/gLbQfLGdUC pic.twitter.com/f4YoHs7c7w
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson (@ScoopB) August 22, 2023
Marion seems at peace with the concept of not making the Basketball Hall of Fame.
That is, of course, a positive outlook and better for his mental state.
However, does Marion deserve his spot in the Hall?
Opinions about that vary.
But there is no doubt that he was a very talented star during his 16 years in the league.
He averaged 15.2 points and 8.7 rebounds during his time with the Phoenix Suns, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks (where he won a championship) and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Marion may have never become a household name like other stars of the era but he was still a supremely impressive star.
Marion would be honored to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
But he will remain very happy with himself and his career even if that never happens.NEXT: Former NBA Coach Makes Strong Statement On Anthony Davis' Playoff Value