30 Greatest Dallas Mavericks players in franchise history

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13. Shawn Marion

The Matrix was already a four-time All-Star before arriving in Dallas. He is most remembered for starring next to Steve Nash and Amar’e Stoudemire on the “Seven Seconds or Less” Suns. Marion got his four All-Star nods in Phoenix, but the Mavericks were his fourth different team in three years when he was acquired in a 2009 trade.

The 6’7 forward was a jack of all trades over the next five years in Dallas. He could score out of the post, rebound, get a bucket, and deliver whatever Dallas needed.

Marion started every game during the 2011 playoffs, and he was a key role player throughout their championship run. The 6’7 forward had 20 points, eight rebounds, one steal, and one block in Game 2 of the Finals as Dallas picked up their first win over the Heat. It would not have happened without The Matrix, and he will forever hold a special place in the hearts of MFFLs.

Shawn Marion departed in free agency in 2014 to play his final NBA season with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was chasing his second ring, but they lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals.

The 6’7 forward has played the 21st most games in franchise history, and he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Winning the 2011 title in Dallas helped cement his legacy and makes him a top-15 player in Mavericks' history.