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Former Olympian Marion Jones got cut from the WNBA

Jul 24, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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When we last left former Olympian Marion Jones, she was living out her dream by playing for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock. Jones, who previously played basketball in college at North Carolina appeared to be turning the corner in her basketball career.

Until that corner became a steep hill as the Shock decided to release Miss Jones before the all-star break:

The Shock announced Thursday they had waived Jones to make room for former Oklahoma center Abi Olajuwon.

Jones was averaging less than a point per game in 14 appearances for Tulsa, which is just 1-14 heading into the All-Star break.

Jones says in a statement released by the team that she appreciates the “opportunity to fulfill a dream” and she hopes to still contribute to professional women’s basketball.

I guess you can’t say it’s all bad since she did get cut for Hakeem’s daughter but I’m not really too sure about her future basketball prospects if you get cut by a WNBA team that has only one win.


Former Olympic sprint star Marion Jones cut WNBA’s Tulsa Shock [Newser]