Oct 25, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion (0) comes off the court during the game against the Indiana Pacers at the American Airlines Center. The Pacers defeated the Mavericks 98-77. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks aren't mad at Shawn Marion for leaving

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

The Dallas Mavericks had a pretty alright offseason this year but they didn’t get everything that they wanted and some of the names that helped the team reach the postseason last year won’t be returning in 2014-15.

A potentially important name that won’t be back is that of Shawn Marion, who decided to take his talents to north Ohio and signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But while the Mavericks wanted to try and get Marion back this summer, they’re not chastising him for leaving.

In fact, Mavs president Donnie Nelson is wishing Marion the best as he’s remembering the veteran for what he did to help the team, not how he left the team this summer.

Marion leaving Dallas wasn’t likely an easy decision for the veteran or for the team but it’s clear that they’re parting ways amicably. That’s not something you see everyday in the NBA but it’s nice to see a team respect on of its players enough to let them pursue their goals in their career on their own terms.

Be sure to check FanSided.com’s official NBA page to keep up to date on the latest news and rumors from around the league all summer long.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse

Tags: Dallas Mavericks

comments powered by Disqus