Shawn Marion introduces the Matrix training system

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERShawn Marion has always had a jump shot that was best described as…well…non-traditional. Instead of extending his arms high above his head and following through with his shooting arm extended, Marion releases the ball from out in front of his face. (I once asked him about his release, and he told me his release came because he jumps so high on his shot that he was basically shooting down at the rim. I suspect time has affected at least the jump, but he’s retained that release.)

Either way, this latest video from the Dallas Mavericks promises to teach you how to shoot like Shawn Marion, if that’s something you might be interested in. This is funny, and good on Marion for having a laugh at his own expense…

VIDEO: The Matrix Training System


  1. lbj says:

    Introducing the training system won’t give you your 2nd ring. You need to join training and play with our “king” LeBron! We will trade our physical trainer to Dallas Mavericks since they want Marion to be a trainer not a player.

  2. jedine says:

    the worst player ever shawn losion

    • ahmad says:

      averages of 16 PPG and 9 Reb makes him the worst player ever? do you even know basketball?

  3. Nick says:

    Lighten up, dudes. That was funny!

  4. Eric B says:

    ha ha !

    I hope Lebron does one teaching you how to flop or travel

    The Le

    • KDfan says:

      Hahaha, that comment is hilarious. Great job by Shawn Marion poking fun at himself. But I bet you LBJ won’t be able to poke fun at his own flop because he seriously flops. I’m just poking fun at you LBJ, don’t take it seriously.

  5. Eric B says:

    The Lebron 3 steps to travelling .. its easy .. you take 3 steps and shoot

  6. Hardhat Lunchpail says:

    Still waiting on the Joakim Noah Tornadotron 3000.

  7. kevin says:

    or the video by d wade on how to get 10+ mill a year and only have to play 1 game a week

  8. AC says:

    He does actually have “strange” kind of shooting – but the results show it all

    IMHO – I’d go better w PG or KD style of shooting – far more effective

  9. will says:

    toad shot…

  10. artifex says:

    It’s easy as 1,2,3 …. 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12
    I actually shoot a bit similar as him in the way that my release point is probably under-average.
    That’s because I’m quite small, so I tended to release the ball just faster rather than fully stretching the arms.
    Maybe that system will get me even better…
    Thanks man.

    PS: I’d love seeing Dirk try the Matrix shot… after a few weeks he may put the daggers from half-court…

  11. Zac says:

    Marions Stroke is called the T-REX Shot by a german announcer. funny video though, but no dinosaur.

  12. Go Heat says:

    I’d be interested in Kobe’s extremely overpaid salary (sorry Kobe fans). I mean, 30 million$ with only 5 games a year? And even those 5 games weren’t that special…

  13. Polak from Poland says:

    most of nba players makes travelling, It’s more about amercian style of playing. It is also part of what refs does in NBA. Watch like refs are doin’ in euro League…