Shawn Marion had a face-to-face meeting with Larry Bird yesterday, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Though the reporter still listed the Cleveland Cavaliers as the frontrunner to land the veteran, Mr. Matrix clearly had enough interest to at least sit down with the Pacers’ top exec.
Now, maybe Marion already knows he is going to Cleveland but just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to chat it up with the Legend. That would be my move. Either way, Bird got the chance to remake his pitch, and that’s the benefit of having one of the best to ever lace ‘em up running your team.
The Pacers have a press conference scheduled today at 10 am (EST), but according to Stein, the timing is not expected to be related to Marion.