HoopsHype Shane Battier rumors

January 28, 2014 Updates

On Monday night the Miami Heat attended Shane Battier’s annual karaoke party for charity, Battioke. The event benefits the Battier Take Charge Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the development and education of under-served youth and teens. Many members of the Heat help out by performing at the event, and while none of these guys are exactly pros, most can somewhat carry a tune. And then there’s Chris Bosh. For The Win

January 26, 2014 Updates

The Rockets will look into hiring Shane Battier in a management role once Battier retires from basketball. “Of the players we’ve had, Shane Battier is a guy I felt could be a great head coach. He’s so smart though, he’s told me maybe he doesn’t want to do it because it’s too much work. He hasn’t decided what he wants to do later, but he might be interested in personnel, and that’s something we would be interested in talking to him about.” Clutchfans

January 25, 2014 Updates

Forward Shane Battier's annual karaoke event has become one of the Heat's most popular fundraisers. Without Allen, Battier might not have ever come up with the idea. Battier copied the function from Allen, who did a similar event when he was with Seattle SuperSonics. Battier picked up on it when he was playing with the Houston Rockets. "I started it in Seattle," Allen said. "The guy who I worked with actually ended up moving to Houston and working with Shane. That's how they got the idea going there … [Battier] told me last year, he said, 'that's where I got the idea from.' " South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 21, 2014 Updates

"Defensively, we’re not ready to play. So, what specifically? It’s a myriad of things," Battier said. "We’re just not taking away much. Usually, when our defense is clicking, we’re taking away a few things out of the other team’s offense, and living with other parts of the other team's offense. Right now, other teams have the full menu of what they want to get. It’s paint shots, it’s threes, it’s transition. So we need to get back to taking away what we want to take away and living with the rest." Bleacher Report

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The Miami Heat again will be without two starters when they face the New York Knicks on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Small forward Shane Battier will miss his fourth consecutive game with a strained left quadriceps, with point guard Mario Chalmers out for a second consecutive game with Achilles tendinitis that has had him sidelined since halftime of Sunday's victory over the Toronto Raptors at AmericanAirlines Arena. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 7, 2014 Updates

Shane Battier said he's played with "numerous" players "who played basketball because they were athletic and they could make a lot of money. But given a choice, if there was no NBA, would those people be playing basketball in a gym somewhere? No. Multiple. Numerous." How numerous? Battier estimated the number at around 30 percent of the NBA. "Yeah, it happens," Chris Bosh said. "I think the NBA weeds those guys out. I mean, some dudes do it because they love it, but then the competition gets a lot higher and it gets more demanding, and you see if you really love the game. There's nothing wrong with that. If you're not invested totally into it mentally and emotionally, you're not going to be the best player you can be." Bleacher Report

December 22, 2013 Updates

There isn’t another player in the NBA who can quite match Bosh’s unique gifts, so why doesn’t he feel more love from fans? Bosh was fifth in All-Star voting among Eastern Conference frontcourt players after the first returns were announced Dec. 12. Pacers center Roy Hibbert, fourth in voting for frontcourt players, led Bosh by more than 52,000 votes. “Honestly, the fact that [Bosh] is an intellectual player, I think works against him,” Battier said. “He may not be as cool as some of the other guys in the eyes of the voters out there, and I think a lot of it has to do with, he’s intellectual and introspective and into other things.” Miami Herald

December 19, 2013 Updates

When Miami visits the Los Angeles Lakers for next week’s Christmas Day game, the teams will debut new “Big Logo” jerseys from adidas. The main differences from the regular uniforms are that these have short sleeves and there is a giant logo on the front. There is a misconception that they fit tighter than the regular jerseys, perhaps because some of the players chose to wear that style for photo shoots, but every player has the option to pick the size that suits them best. Heat F Shane Battier tested them out this summer and this morning offered a review. “They’re very sexy,” he said. “It’s probably the best thing I can say about them. Very sexy. They’re alright. It is what it is. We make a good living here in the NBA, so if they ask us to wear a clown suit, guess what–‘You want red or blue?’ “It takes getting used to. I’m sure we’ll have a couple days before, but I don’t really see a big deal out of it — other than the throngs of women that are gonna be screaming my name when they see me in that shirt, which is standard in the Battier household.” Palm Beach Post

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Even Kings minority partner Shaquille O'Neal, who went through a similar learning curve with the officials, supposedly swings by once a month to impart some wisdom, although veteran Chuck Hayes rolled his eyes at O'Neal's assertion that he and Cousins are alike. "I don't think there's a similarity in the two at all," Hayes said. "In game, personality or character." Hayes believes Cousins, ultimately, needs to be the one communicating to the people he dislikes the most: the refs. "He needs to learn their names," Hayes said. "Their first names. Shane Battier taught me that. It's amazing what a difference that can make." Bleacher Report

November 27, 2013 Updates

Ethan J. Skolnick: Heat officially rule Battier out with a cold. So expect Haslem to start, and Lewis and/or Beasley to get more time. Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

November 24, 2013 Updates

"In all honesty, this is probably my last year, and so, I'm not saving myself for anything," Battier said with a burst of laughter, as the Heat turned their attention to Monday's visit by the Phoenix Suns. "My mindset is really, 'Just go 'til the wheels fall off.' If that means I crash and burn at Christmas, that's the way I go out. But I'm not saving myself for anything. My role now, with this starting lineup, is just playing my tail off and bring energy and, you know, go as long as I can go." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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