Shane Battier Rumors

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Shane Battier
Shane Battier
Position: None
Born: 09/09/78
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey was on the Proper Gentlemen of Sports radio show on SportsTalk 790 FM on Thursday, to promote Shane Battier’s Clutch City Battioke event on September 17 (with special guest Roger Clemens[?!]). But while he was on the air, he was asked how he was feeling about Ty Lawson, the newest and most interesting Rocket. Feeling very good. The players organized, led by James Harden and Jason Terry, led them getting together for the entire week last week in L.A. Whereas team officials are allowed to watch, we can’t really do anything, but we were there to watch and support him. Ty was there everyday and looked great. You know who else looked great though? It’s Pat Beverley.
Carmelo Anthony hated Battier and he had good reason. Battier had tremendous success against Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant during his career (yet oddly struggled against Jason Richardson) and at least one of his superstar opponents took offense. Battier recalled how much opponents hated going against him, whether it be due to disrespect or dread. “The looks of disdain I got from Carmelo Anthony every time,” Battier recalled. “I didn’t even try to shake his hand.”
Battier managed to pull off the feat while also feeding his teammates bits of information here and there. The former Heat forward said he would give teammates “a baby spoon of data and they’d taste it and say, ‘Hey, it’s not bad. What else do you got?'” Battier said he stopped short of telling players like LeBron James what to do, but he would give tips such as what shoulder an opponent prefers to shoot over. “He’d have some success and you’d see him a little more open to the information,” Battier said.