Cleveland Cavaliers’ 4-time all-star F Shawn Marion has decided to call it a career. The 37-year-old has revealed his plans to retire after the completion of his 16th season, according to ESPN.
“Hell yeah,” Marion said.
Marion wasn’t used by coach David Blatt in the recently completed NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, where Cavaliers lost 4-2. This was Marion’s only season with the Cavs.
In his outstanding career, he displayed his best performance in the 8 seasons spent with Phoenix Suns, who drafted him No. 9 overall in 1999 with a draft pick they acquired from Dallas. All four of his All-star season were with Suns, but he couldn’t win the championship. His only title triumph was in Dallas in 2011, when Dallas Mavericks clinched the NBA championship. He started weighing in on retirement after leaving Mavericks last summer. Marion initially hinted his retirement in January to Arizona Republic.
“I wanted to go out on my terms,” Marion said to the newspaper. “The biggest thing is having a son. I got attached to him. Seeing him periodically is hard. Watching him grow up on pictures and videos is hard.”
Marion’s infant son resides in Chicago and being away from him became the prime reason for Marion to quit the professional circuit.