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Twelve seasons, one NBA Championship (for now), and made north of $53 million, I would say at age 34 Shane Battier has had himself a good NBA Career. That’s not to say that it’s over yet, but he told Sam Amick of USA Today that after next season, final year of his contract with the Heat, that it might be time for him to move on.
“I think I have one more year,” Battier told USA TODAY Sports. “My contract is up next year, and I’ll reassess where I am, but we’ll see. It’s a good possibility, a good possibility. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, and everything in this league is negotiable, but at that point I’ll be 36 and it may be time to do something else.”
Battier has been a defensive threat the majority of his career and with the added three ball he fits on almost any roster. Although he has had himself a tough time in the postseason since going up against the Pacers where he saw him time on the court diminish from a starting role to Tracy McGrady esque garbage time.
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I grew up in the Jordan 90’s, but I only started to understand the game of basketball in the Laker/Spurs 2000’s. So I apologize to any Jordan fan that thinks I’m insulting his airness. I’m not. I think Michael is the greatest, hands down. But there is one thing Lebron has on MJ (besides for his build); his toying around with the NBA. You see, MJ was just all about winning...
After Miami Heat star LeBron James scored a dysmal four points in the first half of game three of the 2013 NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry decided to go in on him.
Curry was in control of the ESPN Sportscenter Twitter account and posted the below Vine video of his daughter scoring a basket on a Fisher Price hoop:
#StephCenter Halftime Recap: LeBron James 4 Pts...
Their names belong on the marquee because of who they are. Dwyane Wade and Manu Ginobili are headliners in the NBA Finals series full of headliners.
Their pedigrees and championship histories tell us so. Name two shooting guards other than Kobe Bryant with a bigger impact on the game over the last decade than D-Wade or Manu. The Heat and Spurs don't have multiple banners in...
Now the only question will it be as back to back champion or 1-3 in NBA Finals. Actually two questions, when will his romaine kick in. Ok I’m done.
The Miami Heat have been the favorites to win the 2013 NBA championship since they wrapped up their celebration parade at the end of last season, but that’s not to say that the NBA odds for this year can’t still change. After splitting Games 1 and 2 in South Beach, the San Antonio Spurs have effectively rewritten the best-of-seven series heading into Game 3.
The Spurs are negative...
The Miami Heat used a 33-5 run that spanned the end of the third quarter and early fourth quarter on Sunday night to top the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 and even the NBA Finals at one game apiece. After forcing just four turnovers total in Game 1, the Miami Heat were the team to take [...]
LeBron James isn’t running from his NBA destiny.
I met LeBron James once.
We were both 17 and in Las Vegas for an AAU tournament. He was just at the beginning of what would be an incredible and scandal-filled senior year. He wasn’t known nationally yet and unless you read SLAM Magazine religiously, you probably didn’t know who he was then either.
James didn’t play in that...
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The Miami Heat are set to take on the San Antonio Spurs in a critical Game 3 matchup of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, but Marshall Henderson has more important priorities to worry about. Henderson is a huge LeBron James fan, but he is too pumped for the Season 4 premiere of ABC Family’s [...]
It could be that talking to a digital avatar of yourself on the Internet is something the Millennial Generation intuitively understands. Certainly the concept of an avatar that isn't really you requires no leap of the imagination, but that doesn't make it any less awkward for anybody.
Take, for example, LeBron James -- King of the NBA and famous Millennial. In conjunction...
Win or Lose it's all about LeBron James. We tend to forget there are 9 other people on the court. He's a force of nature, but LeBron isn't the only reason for Miami's uneven play.
Game Two was the kind of game good teams have nightmares about. The defense and principals of a team break down and it leads to an onslaught of highlights and talk that makes a player and a team doubt itself. Especially when the stakes are so high. The only thing a team can do to fight all this off is to respond the next time out.
San Antonio HAD to respond the next time out and...