Meet Marion Jones, what you already know her? Well sure you do, but now she is Marion Jones – New WNBA player for the Tulsa Shock. Want to hear more? Then keep reading to know the full story plus don’t miss the photos and video below.
Marion’s days under that clouded sky are finally starting to let the sunlight shine on her as she moves on to her future career in the WNBA.
A few months ago we heard about how she might be headed to the WNBA, although it wasn’t 100% confirmed. Someone inside the association leaked that information and how Marion had been talking with the WNBA and already started her training, remember that she used to played basketball back in college and she was supposed to be pretty good, so good that she even was selected in 2003 by Phoenix, never really played though, but then track was her thing, where she was also terrific, won medals, then came her terrible gray days, doping, had to return her medals, fraud, went to jail, released from jail, you all know that story and those days are so over.
Now in March, 2010 Marion was officially selected as part of the Tulsa Shock squad. Marion was looking happy, excited and ready for her upcoming challenges as a basketball player with Tulsa and she was not the only one. Donna Orender, WNBA president, manifested that she knows Marion’s presence in the WNBA comes hand by hand with people’s curiosity, and we can’t deny that she was and still is a great athlete.
At the moment of her press conference after signing with Tulsa, the team’s president Steve Swetoha and Shock’s coach Nolan Richardson joined her, and did she apologize for her time in jail and her steroids use? Nope she did not, I mean why would she? She already did, and then she closed that chapter in her life, now it’s all about Marion Jones – Tulsa Shock’s new era.
"The word redemption is not in my vocabulary, I’m a competitor, I want to play against the best in the world, and I know that I will be doing that.” she said.
Take a look at Marion Jones’ photos and video below.
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