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Marion Jones wants to be a professional basketball player

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marion-jones-basketball.jpgMarion Jones, the disgraced track star who admitted to using steroids before winning three gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics, is eyeing a comeback as a professional basketball player.

Jones spent six months in jail for lying to federal agents in an investigation that involved the BALCO drug ring. She's been training with San Antonio Silver Stars assistant coaches Sandy Brondello and Olaf Lange in hopes of regaining the form that helped her lead North Carolina to the 1996 NCAA championship.

That, coincidentally, was the last time Jones played organized ball -- although she was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in 2003.

At 34 and away from the game for so long, it's tough to say exactly what type of impact she would have if an WNBA team took a chance on her.

Kevin Blackistone provides a human touch to the story over at AOL, chronicling Jones' ongoing quest for redemption.

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