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Shawn Marion Inducted into Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor

Former Phoenix Suns forward (1999-2008) Shawn Marion was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor last night.

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Speakers at his ceremony included team owner Mat Ishbia, former Suns’ center Kurt Thomas, former Suns’ GM and Ring of Honor member Jerry Colangelo and Marion himself.

A lot of friends and family came to support Marion, including Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki.

It took Marion a long time to finally get his words out to express how emotional this moment was for him, as fans cheered loudly for him after the Suns fell to the Knicks in a very tough loss. 

A lot of fans have said this was long overdue for Marion, but before the game he said it was “perfect timing” because of what new owner Mat Ishbia is doing for the team.

Marion was drafted No. 9 overall out of UNLV in 1999 by the Suns and traded in a package for Shaquille O’Neal in the 2007-08 season.

Marion played in 680 career games for Phoenix and averaged 18.4 points and 10 rebounds. He also played in 65 playoff games for the Suns, making some memorable playoff runs alongside Steve Nash and A’mare Stoudamire.

He was a 4× NBA All–Star (2003, 2005–2007) and 2× All–NBA Third Team (2005, 2006) with the Suns.

As for where he ranks in team history, Marion is second in rebounds and fifth in points. His 680 games ranks sixth in franchise history. He is No. 2 for the Suns in minutes played at 24,948.

Stoudamire will be inducted into team’s Ring of Honor on March 2.

Once Stoudamire is inducted, the two will have join 15 members in the Ring of Honor:

  1. Alvan Adams
  2. Charles Barkley
  3. Tom Chambers
  4. Jerry Colangelo
  5. Walter Davis
  6. Cotton Fitzsimmons
  7. Connie Hawkins
  8. Kevin Johnson
  9. John MacLeod
  10. Dan Majerle
  11. Al McCoy
  12. Steve Nash
  13. Joe Proski
  14. Dick Van Arsdale
  15. Paul Westphal

For now and forever, “The Matrix” will be remembered for his contributions of being a part of some of the greatest teams in Suns’ history.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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