Shawn Marion is not a happy Maverick!
He says that people are so consumed with other "big name" teams and other NBA drama, that the Mavericks' aren't getting their "just due" for this season.
"We've gotten to the point where everybody started overlooking us and talking about everybody else and I kind of got [mad] about it," Marion said Sunday. "Y'all trying to take something away from us that we've worked hard for and we took..."We earned everything we did last year," Marion said. "Everybody on this team earned the right to be addressed as world champions so everybody needs to address them like that."
And who is Marion talking about? Who's taking away all the attention from the Mavericks? The media, of course!
Marion blamed other media outlets, especially those that focus on the star-laden teams like the Miami Heat and L.A. Lakers thinking they'll prevent the Mavericks from winning the championship again.
"You don't be listening to the people? Look what the media is saying," Marion said. "Look outside [the local media] what they be saying. They can kiss our a--. I got my hardware. We earned it. We took it."
But Dirk Nowitzki isn't surprised. Actually, he's kinda over it.
"We weren't the favorites to win it last year, so nobody really knows what's going to happen in the next couple of months," Nowitzki said. "So, all this favorite stuff is a bunch of speculation anyway. Nobody knows what's going to happen in June. All we have to do is get prepared and get all the new pieces in the right places and play our butt off."
Basically, Shawn--shut up and play!