No shocker: Tulsa WBNA team cuts Marion Jones … Sparks interested?


Former Thousand Oaks High and Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Marion Jones , averaging less than a point per game in 14 appearances this season for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock, has been waived by the team in a roster move.

The Shock, 1-14 heading into the All-Star break, announced Jones was cut to make room for former Oklahoma center Abi Olajuwon.

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 pro women’s basketball.

Jones, the California state player of the year in 1992 who played as a freshman on North Carolina’s NCAA title team basketball in ’94, won three gold medals and two bronzes at the 2000 Sydney Olympics but ended up giving the medals back and serving about six months in prison after admitting she had lied to federal investigators about taking steroids.

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