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.
The NBA and USA Basketball have partnered to develop a first-ever set of youth basketball guidelines to enhance the way children, parents and coaches experience the game, emphasizing the importance of player health and wellness, the NBA announced Monday. The recommended playing and rest guidelines — which have been endorsed by a handful of organizations such as AAU, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour and the NCAA — were established over the past six months by three working groups (health and wellness, playing standards and curriculum and instruction) made up of coaches, administrators, former players (including retired NBA champions Shane Battier and Bruce Bowen) and leading medical experts from around the world.
In advance of his annual karaoke event, Thursday’s Battioke at Ball & Chain in Miami, former Heat forward Shane Battier posted a blog on his website that expressed a social commentary on the NBA that might not have been as easy to express prior to his retirement. “While this may seem common sense to most, in the environments of the alpha-centric NBA locker room, it is sometimes tough to have the confidence to believe in your game enough to be yourself,” he wrote. “I saw many a young player flame out way too early because their focus was too little about the game and too much about the ancillary benefits that the game brings. My advice to these people: Winning is cool. Having a sustained career is cool. Playing with class is cool. Enjoying the journey is cool.” Having dabbled in broadcasting, Battier said he has moved on to motivational speaking and consulting, including in the area of sports analytics.
Gary Payton, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Ron Artest, Bruce Bowen, Ruben Patterson — the self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper” — and Raja Bell, to name a few. And certainly, Tony Allen, who Bryant anointed in this, his farewell season, “the best defender I ever faced.” “My approach was to try to force him one way,” Allen told CBS Sports. “When that didn’t work, give him another look. Reach a little bit. Reach at the hand that was dribbling the ball. Try to distract him. Pull his jersey if I had to — just kind of throw everything but the kitchen sink at him defensively and live with the result.”