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Friday, March 12, 2010

Milton Kent talks to Marion Jones about her signing with the Shock.

Jones is sensitive to the notion advanced on some bulletin boards that her signing is a detriment to the image of the league, beyond her steroid notoriety.

The thinking goes that if a player, even one as gifted as Jones, can step into the WNBA 13 years after her last basketball performance and with no professional experience to boot, the league must be more gimmick than substance. That's not at all the case, says Jones."I don't think it (her signing) says anything negative about the league," Jones said. "It comes down to, if you can play, you play, regardless of the fact that my name is Marion Jones. If I can play, I can play."