Shawn Dwayne Marion was born on the 7th May 1978, in Waukegan, Illinois USA, and is a retired professional basketball player, who played in the NBA for teams such as the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Cleveland Cavaliers, among others. During his career, Marion won one NBA Championship, in 2011 as a part of the Dallas Mavericks. His career was active from 1999 until 2014.
Have you ever wondered how rich Shawn Marion is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Shawn`s net worth is as high as $60 million. Apart from contracts with the NBA teams, Shawn`s net worth also improved thanks to endorsements he signed with sponsors as a professional athlete.
Shawn Marion Net Worth $60 Million
Although born in Waukegan, Marion grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, raised by a single mother, with three sisters including his twin, Shawnette. He went to Clarksville High School, after which he became a student at Vincennes University, where he played for two years before transferring to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While at the Vincennes University, Shawn averaged 23.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. He continued successfully at his new university, earning the NJCAA Male Student Athlete of the Year award in 1998.
Shawn`s professional career began in 1999, when he was drafted by the Phoenix Suns as the 9th overall pick in the NBA Draft, which also marked the beginning of an increase to his net worth. Mario played for the Suns until 2008, and during that time averaged nearly a double double per season, having around 20 points and 9.5 rebounds. In his first season, Shawn played in 58 games, having 10.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in 24.7 minutes per game. From then his game numbers began to improve, reaching 21.8 points and 11.8 rebounds per game in the 2005-2006 season. In 2007 he received a contract extension, which only further increased his net worth, however, in 2008 Shawn was traded to the Miami Heat, where his game numbers declined, and he also only played in about 60 games for his new team in two seasons.
His next stop was the Toronto Raptors, which signed him to a $39 million contract over four years, but after 27 games he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. His career rejuvenated, and he had a significant role in his new team, becoming the leading rebounder, but was only third or fourth option in offense. Nevertheless, he averaged around 15 points per game, before his contract expired in 2014, and was part of the NBA Championship-winning team.
He wanted to retire, however, LeBron James called Marion to join him in the Cleveland Cavaliers in an attempt to win a title. Marion signed a one-year contract worth $1.1 million, which further increased his net worth. However, Cleveland`s attempt to win the title was unsuccessful and Marion retired at the end of the 2014-2015 season.
Shawn ended his career with 17,700 points, and 10,101 rebounds in total; he received several awards and recognitions, including four times selection for the All-Star game, 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Furthermore, he was named into the All-NBA Third Team in 2005 and 2006.
Apart from the successful career, his shot attempts will be remembered as one of the most hilarious, and he was often mocked by the media and fans for his style of shooting. He also earned nickname, “The Matrix”, before even his rookie season began, in training camps, given by the analyst Kenny Smith.
Regarding his personal life, Shawn is currently single, but in the past, he was in a romantic relationship with model Kimbella Vanderhee.
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