I’m not snorting the same kind of cocaine as Pat Riley (really, I’m not snorting any; Riley said last week, “Dwyane Wade and Shawn Marion is like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.”), but I love how dynamic the Heat look right now with the addition of All-Star Forward Shawn Marion.
As I mentioned earlier this week, Shawn Marion isn’t the type of guy that’s going to lead a team down the court and construct a play on his own, but he does what’s expected of him and takes his gameplay to a whole other level. He gets after the ball, plays smart, has the defensive prowess of a rattlesnake (gets at the ball handler), he’s fast, the list goes on.
Suns fans, who once rode Marion the way Pistons fans ride the nuts of their team’s starting five, are now jeering Marion and calling him a mopey crybaby that destroys a team’s success and that he’s the reason the Suns haven’t been to the NBA Finals during Steve Nash’s four year tenure with team. These guys once defended Marion by saying he was a top 10 player in the league. Now, they’re labeling him as the scapegoat in Phoenix. That’s more preposterous than anything I’ve ever seen or heard!
Miami fans are very content with their new forward, and even more happy with the fact that they don’t have to worry about Shaq’s big ass contract. Heck, at least they got a title out of the Big Man’s tenure with the club. In the midst of this disastrous season, Miami fans now have something to look forward to come November. A fresh team with a clean slate, with two guys that have the potential to tear up any court you put them on.
And hopefully Marcus Banks becomes some kind of force in Miami because I really want to call the trio of Banks, Marion and Wade the BMW.