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Marion wants you to call him 'world champion'

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08:06 AM ET 12.19 | Perhaps a little something, such as the lockout, took too much of basketball fans' collective bandwidth. Now that he's an NBA champion, forward Shawn Marion wants people to address him differently. "I want y'all to address me like that from now on -- world champion," Marion said. Marion is upset that the national media has overlooked the defending world champion Mavs and don't believe they have a chance of winning this season's title. "We've gotten to the point where everybody started overlooking us and talking about everybody else and I kind of got [upset] about it," Marion said. ... "Everybody on this team has earned the right to be addressed as world champions, so everybody address us like that."

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December 19, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Come up with something more catchy like Metta World Peace :o)

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December 19, 2011  09:18 AM ET

What World Championship did he win? He won the NBA Championship. A North American league.

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December 19, 2011  10:35 AM ET

No problem Shawn... you World Champion...

December 19, 2011  10:52 AM ET

OK Shawn, you're a champion. The Mavericks problem is that Cuban is now satisfied. At the end of the season, Tyson Chandler and Barea were a priority. With both of them gone the Mavericks have gone back to also-rans.

December 19, 2011  10:52 AM ET

Repeat If You Want Respect, Bro.

December 19, 2011  11:15 AM ET
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Repeat If You Want Respect, Bro.

good one

December 19, 2011  11:29 AM ET

You have to fix your shot before anyone will take you serious.

December 19, 2011  11:35 AM ET
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OK Shawn, you're a champion. The Mavericks problem is that Cuban is now satisfied. At the end of the season, Tyson Chandler and Barea were a priority. With both of them gone the Mavericks have gone back to also-rans.

LOL...how is he 'satisfied'?

Bc he didn't want to over pay for those two guys? Or bc he has good management sense?

I'm mean your warriors just paid 7 million for kwame....LOL

December 19, 2011  11:48 AM ET
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LOL...how is he 'satisfied'?Bc he didn't want to over pay for those two guys? Or bc he has good management sense?I'm mean your warriors just paid 7 million for kwame....LOL

$15M / year X 4 years for Chandler ... overpaid.

$4.7M / year X 4 years for JJ (who is 3rd string PG for Wolves right now) ... too much.

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December 19, 2011  12:30 PM ET
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You have to fix your shot before anyone will take you serious.

slow down... the shot is ugly, but he's a career 17 and 9, almost 50% from the field, solid defender... the dude was a beast in his prime and put up big numbers.

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December 19, 2011  01:14 PM ET

I hate it when people claim NBA champions are "World Champions", USA and Toronto is clearly not the world. Then Euroleague champ won the Lakers 2 years ago in a highly competitive game. The world champions talk is old. But hey, im just a grumpy foreigner lol.

 
December 19, 2011  01:16 PM ET

I hate it when people claim NBA champions are "World Champions", USA and Toronto is clearly not the world. Then Euroleague champ Barcelona won the Lakers 2 years ago in a highly competitive game. The world champions talk is old and im not calling Marion a world champ nor did i when my Lakers won. But hey, im just a grumpy foreigner lol.

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