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Shane Battier writes about his Miami Heat days and what it takes to succeed

Shane Battier wasn't one of the "Big 3." He didn't mind. He just did his job. Shane Battier reminisces about what growing up as a "Garbage Pail Kid" in Birmingham, Michigan meant to him. He was never the most skilled player in the NBA, but he always had the heart of a champion. In The Dumpster Diving Battier Brothers he writes, "This habit of doing what needed to be done carried...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
3 days ago

Shane Battier, Grant Hill headline 2016 Duke Athletics Hall of Fame class

There have been some pretty great players to come out of Duke in the team’s storied history and two of them are going to be honored very soon. Both Shane Battier and Grant Hill will be inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame later this year. The Blue Devils made the special announcements on their Instagram page Tuesday morning. They are a part of the 2016 class that includes...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Battier’s painfully awkward ESPN career is over for now

Shane Battier was one of those athletes that you thought would be a mortal lock to be a great television analyst.  Not good, great.  Battier had the look, he had the smarts, he had the personality, he had the popularity, he had the pedigree.  The total package.  All of that remains true… except the great television analyst part. After a very brief spell with ESPN, The Big Lead...
Via Awful Announcing
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

At least one prominent college basketball analyst picked West Virginia to beat Kentucky

Oh, Shane Battier.  We’ve examined previously how the former Duke star and first year analyst is a tad awkward in the broadcast booth.  His prognostication skills aren’t that much better.  Earlier this week, Battier went on CBS Sports’ Boomer & Carton and picked West Virginia to beat Kentucky.  While that might have sounded a little crazy when Battier first did it...
Via Awful Announcing
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Battier joins ESPN for keeps

We’ve heard for years that basketball people love Shane Battier. He’s articulate, a good quote, and a seemingly all around decent person around the media, which makes him obvious television material for his life after basketball. His work at the 2013 NBA Draft suggested some promise for his career as an analyst. ESPN is buying into that promise, signing up the former NCAA and...
Via Awful Announcing
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Battier to Retire at the End of the Season to Become ESPN Analyst

The glue guy, the player that does all the little things that don’t show up on the stat sheet— that’s Shane Battier. The ultimate teammate, the elite defender, the two-time NBA champion — that’s Shane Battier. After signing with the Miami Heat in 2011, who knows if the Heat would have repeated as back-to-back champions without “Battman.” As the Heat are poised to go...
Via Heat Nation
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Battier approached to run for Michigan Senate

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As Shane Battier’s thirteenth NBA season nears its end, Shane Battier is starting to think about life after basketball.  The smooth-talking Duke graduate, who was named the school’s outstanding student in his senior year with a 3.96 GPA, would seemingly make a pretty good politician.  And I’ll be darned if the Michigan Democratic Party didn’t...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier wins best teammate award

The Miami Heat have known Shane Battier to be a valuable teammate. Now it's clear others know that, too. Battier, who's planning to retire after this season, was named the 2013-14 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year, it was announced Saturday. The Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award is voted annually by NBA players and recognizes the best teammate based on selfless play, on and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat's Shane Battier relishing return to starting lineup against Nets

MIAMI -- Shane Battier remained confident he'd get another chance to help the Miami Heat despite a reduced role in recent weeks. The Duke grad was less certain he would produce when asked. "I'm older," Battier, 35, said with a laugh after Wednesday afternoon's light practice. "It's like driving an old car -- you don't know if it will start up again." After playing little more than...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Battier’s promo for his ‘Battioke’ karaoke event is pretty funny (Video)

Shane Battier is holding a karaoke charity even on Jan. 27 to benefit his “Take Charge Foundation,” which aims to help fulfill kids’ dreams of going to college. The event will be held at the Fillmore Miami Beach, and tickets are $150 to attend. In order to promote the event, Battier released the funny promo […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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