Marion to retire

Posted by Unknown on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 with No comments
Reports show that forward Shawn Marion plans to retire at seasons' end.  The 15 year veteran spent 8 1/2 years with the Phoenix Suns but the lure of family allowed him to come to the decision to end his NBA career.  Marion recently spoke of decision and also reflected on his time with the Suns.  

"I wanted to go out on my terms," Marion said. "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."

"I was able to grow as a player and watch the city grow at the same time," Marion said of his time in the Valley. "I really wish I could've won a title in Phoenix. When you spend that much time with an organization and do what I did there, you feel like it's part of you. The fans there know I came to play and laid it on the line.

"It was a special time. Those were special fans in Phoenix. It'll always have a part of me. I'm always going to keep a place there."