Shawn Marion may have earned some sought-after jewelry last month when he and the Mavericks won the NBA title, but he recently set off to Las Vegas on a quest for some more prestigious bling -- a World Series of Poker bracelet.

And while the Mavericks forward ultimately came up short in his goal of winning the no-limit holdem tournament and the gold and diamond encrusted bracelet that comes with it, he did have a very solid showing.

Marion outlasted more than 2,500 of the 3,389 players who entered the event, which was the 56th "preliminary" event of the World Series of Poker. For a $1,500 entry fee, the winner of the event will earn a cool $777,928 -- or about 11% of the $7.05 million Marion made last season for the Mavericks.