Did Dallas Mavericks small forward Shawn Marion get an MRI on Tuesday, Sept. 24? His latest Tweet has disturbed many of his fans and followers, including yours truly.
I hate getting MRI’s lol
— Shawn Marion (@matrix31) September 24, 2013
This four-time NBA All-Star had his most recent MRI over six months ago. Since we are still over six months shy of April Fools, this post from “The Matrix” calls for concern. Should we be worried?
Marion’s left leg has been an issue with multiple injuries sustained, so chances are likely that he had to get it checked out again. Marion’s March 15, 2013 MRI revealed a strained left calf that caused him to miss a series of games that month. Before then, he missed five games from a sprained left knee ligament that he suffered in the Nov. 5, 2012, victory against the Portland Trailblazers.
If we backtrack even further to the 2011-12 season, Marion also could not play in the St. Patrick’s Day game against the San Antonio Spurs from a sore left knee. (I attended that game when I lived far from DFW at the time, so I was disappointed not to watch “#0” on the court although he did suit up and was present on the sideline.)
Just in case Marion indeed got a MRI, and just in case he does have another diagnosis that will prevent him from playing as the NBA preseason starts in less than two weeks, let us hope that he will not go long before setting foot back on the hardwood.
The first Mavericks game of the preseason will on Monday, Oct. 7, as they host the New Orleans Pelicans, whose new name disgusts NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal, the new Sacramento Kings part owner, among others (myself included, but I will try to embrace it).