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Big Names: Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis, Shane Battier, T.J. Simers

ESPN’s SEC Network has signed NBA free agent Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis. In other news, ESPN is also parting ways with college basketball analyst Shane Battier, and former L.A. Times writer T.J. Simers has won a suit against the paper. Big Baby Hired Former LSU F Glen “Big Baby” Davis has joined ESPN’s SEC Network [...]
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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...
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20 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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

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

Video: Miami Heat get ready for 'Battioke 2014'

Shane Battier and the Miami Heat are winning the internet today, thanks to a promotional video that came out for the forward’s annual charity event. Every year, Battier and his wife hold a charity event fundraiser called “Battioke,” where people…Read more →
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Battier’s promo for ‘Battioke 2014′ charity karaoke event is fantastic

Over the last couple of season, Miami Heat forward Shane Battier has hosted a charity karaoke event called “Battioke” and for this year’s edition, he decided to create a pretty memorable promo video. You can check out the full promo below which shows Battier is a rather blue colorful shirt and well, Shane decides to sing some popular music around the Miami Heat training facility...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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