HoopsHype Shane Battier rumors


March 18, 2014 Updates

The Obama administration recruited Miami Heat and former Duke basketball player Shane Battier to promote its health care plan Tuesday, tying it to the likelihood of sports injuries. As Battier urged young people to sign up for coverage, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report saying that nearly 2 million people suffered sports-related injuries that were treated in emergency rooms in 2012. "If you're playing sports, it's important to make sure you also have great health care because you never know when you're going to take a hit," Battier said in a conference call with reporters. USA Today Sports

March 15, 2014 Updates

In February 2009, Michael Lewis (of Moneyball fame) wrote an article for The New York Times Magazine about Houston’s Shane Battier being the preeminent Kobe-stopper. Bryant told Grover he needed to counter this for an upcoming game against Battier—and he wanted that Sweetchuck guy’s help. Procopio discovered the issue wasn’t Battier, but Bryant. See, Battier funneled Bryant toward Rockets star Yao Ming, daring Bryant to shoot over the 7-foot-6 center. He fell for it way too often. Telling Bryant he was taking too many shots, and a lot of dumb ones, was tough, but Procopio did it. Suffolk Magazine

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But Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline still tends to hover in the locker rooms of even the NBA's most stable franchises. "Every team is different," forward Shane Battier said, with the Heat's primary focus on Thursday's nationally televised game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. "I've been on teams where everybody's been on high alert, 'This could be it.' And you're looking at moving your family and everything that goes along with a trade. I've been on other teams where it hasn't been an issue. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Battier also doesn't equate an eerie quiet to ultimate deadline silence. "We all understand what the trade deadline is about," he said, "and if they can make a move, they're going to make it. It's not about what people have done last year or last couple of years or whatever. It's about what can we do in 2014. "And if this team can make a move and improve itself and give itself a shot to win a championship, they're going to do it." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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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

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