Category: Shane Battier

Miami’s Shane Battier: “We Are at Our Best When it’s Kind of Nasty.”

Friday, February 8th, 2013

All is well in Miami. The defending NBA champions sit in first place in the Eastern Conference heading into the weekend at 32-14, one and a half games ahead of the New York Knicks. Although Miami has played down to competition and struggled at times it is right where it ...

Shane Battier Doesn’t Feel The Heat Will Be Any Less Motivated This Year

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Three members of the Miami Heat get the lion's share of the attention, so it's easy to forget the important role Shane Battier played in their championship 2011-12 season. The veteran sidekick captured his first title along with LeBron, D-Wade and Chris Bosh, but now he's even more thirsty for ...

Shane Battier Says the Hate for Duke Was Stronger Than the Hate for the Heat

Friday, June 29th, 2012

When the Miami Heat got together in the offseason two years ago, they threw a ridiculous laser light show party in South Beach before LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh ever played a game. Then LeBron made some ridiculous comments after getting caught up in the excitement of forming ...

Miami’s Shane Battier Adds Another Championship Title to His Resume

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Shane Battier experienced winning his first major championship when he was a 22-year-old at Duke. About 11 years later, he added another one to the list last week when he won an NBA title ring with the Miami Heat. And he ended up playing a bigger role in it than ...

Shane Battier Essentially Tells Duke Fans to Back Away From the Ledge

Monday, March 19th, 2012

When a No. 15 seed in the NCAA tournament takes out a No. 2 seed in the opening round, there are bound to be cheers from fans of the Cinderella and panic from those fans of the highly seeded team that just took a nosedive. When that No. 2 seed ...

Shane Battier on Playing with The Big 3: “Their talent is off the charts, I’m looking forward to making those guys better.”

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

The narrative surrounding the Miami Heat last year -- outside of the arrival of the Big 3 of course -- was whether there were enough complimentary pieces around LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. The answer was not an unequivocal no, but there's no denying that the Big 3 could ...

Shane Battier: “If the NBA Were to Never Settle, I Could Go Out and Get a Job”

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Shane Battier doesn't know when he'll be playing basketball again. He also doesn't know who he'd be playing for. Battier is one of those interesting cases of being a free agent who can't discuss or sign a deal with teams during the NBA lockout, but he doesn't seem all that ...

Shane Battier: “We can’t afford to go through what the NFL is going through”

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Just like the NFL, the players and owners in the NBA couldn’t come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement before the clock struck midnight on the old agreement. Because of that, the NBA has shut down their business and they have gone into lockout mode. While the ...

Shane Battier Has One of the Best Days Ever — And it Doesn’t Even Involve Flopping to Draw an Offensive Foul

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Shane Battier had heard about days like the one that he had on Sunday. Now that he's had time to come down from it all, he told his story on the radio. Battier hit what turned out to be the game-winning shot in the Memphis Grizzlies' road upset over the San ...

Shane Battier Relishes Not Being Booed This Time Around

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Shane Battier still remembers the disdain he felt from Houston fans when Memphis traded him there about half a decade ago. He can laugh about it now, but says he remembers the team getting booed for making that trade. When the Rockets traded Battier back to the Grizzlies at the ...