Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Marion attended high school in Clarksville, Tennessee. Before transferring to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Marion attended the junior college Vincennes University for two years. In 1999, the Phoenix Suns drafted Marion, who was the ninth overall pick and would remain with the Suns until midway through the 2007–08 season. The Suns traded Marion to the Miami Heat, who then traded Marion to the Toronto Raptors for the 2008–09 season. Marion was traded again and joined the Mavericks in 2009 and was the team's starting small forward when the Mavericks won the NBA championship in June 2011.