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Now playing incredibly well: Shawn Marion

Shawn MarionRonald Martinez/NBAE/Getty Images

The Mavericks' rugged defender has been efficient on offense lately too.

Two short lists and an apology:

    • List #1: Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kobe Bryant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade -- just some of the players Shawn Marion has guarded on the Mavericks' 13-4 playoff thrill ride to this point of the Finals.

    • List #2: 26 points on 17 shots, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks in closing out the Thunder. 16 points on 12 shots, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal and a block in Game 1 of the Finals. 20 points on 14 shots, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal, a stat line similar to LeBron's, and running the break nicely to tie the game late in Game 2's win.

    • And the apology: Dear Shawn Marion, I'm sorry that all season I used you as an example of a player with a ridiculously exorbitant contract.