The Matrix Won't Dance

By Johnny Machurek

Shawn Marion has decided not to appear on the popular ABC show Dancing with the Stars.  According to TMZ, “Shawn Marion isn’t taking any chances with the NBA lockout — in fact, he just turned down ‘Dancing with the Stars‘… to make sure he’s free to practice with his team this fall.”

Marion was given a formal offer but turned it down just in case the lockout isn’t that long.  The NBA season tips off in late October and the show doesn’t end until November.  Marion said he wants to make sure he is 100% ready for the season.

Dancing with the Stars officials are now trying to get another former NBA champion Los Angeles Laker forwards Ron Artest.


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