Honestly, I see a lot of hate for Shawn Marion. People seem to think of him as this arrogant, pompous, ball hungry person that isn't any good. I just wonder how he could have this bad rep after everything he did while on the Suns.
As far as I know, his negatives consisted of wanting wanting the team to play defense and to be more involved on offense. That being said, Marion was the teams best defensive player and was always forced to do the dirty work and guard the best player night in on the floor except at center. Even then, he had to try to cover up for Amare's inability to play D. which drifts into my sencond part.
Offense is often a reward for defense. How can you blame him for wanting more shots when he averaged 20 and 11 as a bail out shooter and a put back guy. He had no plays run for him even though he can jump out the gym and shoot the lights out. Imagine if he had been an option at all and was looked for even 7 times a game. his number could have been 25-30 per. Can any star in the league not be critisized for wanting offensive looks? Averaging 20 and 11 while having no plays run for him and playing the toughest D on the team, can you blame him for wanting more? And can someone explain to me, why people seem to hate him, yet show no understanding to how his team limited his potential