Shawn Marion thought about his NBA mortality Saturday and was able to admit one thing.

He won’t do what former Dallas Mavericks teammate Jason Kidd did and play until he’s 40.

“No way, no, no way,” Marion said while shaking his head furiously.

Marion, however, would like to stick around the game long enough for another special season like the one he helped the Mavericks produce in 2011 when they won the franchise’s only NBA championship.

Other than that, the 6-foot-7 small forward won’t hang around just to pick up a few extra bucks.

“When the season is over with I’m going to evaluate everything I’ve got going on and see what’s what,” said Marion, who turns 36 on May 7. “At the same time I would love to have another championship.”

Marion becomes a free agent on July 1. He would love to return for his 16th season — and fifth with the Mavericks — if the financial numbers can be worked out to his liking.

“He’s been a fantastic player in this league,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “He’s constantly molded his game to the team that’s he’s been with — there’s no better example than with us, because he’s changed a lot of things.

“He’s made a lot of sacrifices, so my level of respect for him is extremely high, which is no secret. He’s got more good years left in him if he decides to keep playing, but that’ll be his decision and we’ll see what happens with that.”

Marion is one of those rare athletes who can guard every position on the court but the center spot.

He has quickness, exceptional hand-eye coordination and the physical skills and footwork it takes to defend some of the game’s best marksmen.