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Side by side in the Heat locker room afterward, Ray Allen and Shane Battier dressed after a game for perhaps the last time. These are two pros who helped create the fabric of this team. It's been known for a while Battier is retiring. "I've given all I can to the game,'' he said. "I can't give anymore. I'm OK." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Ben Bolch: Shane Battier credited Spurs assistant Chip Engelland with making him an NBA player by fixing his shot when he was a freshman at Duke. Shane Battier said he made 4/24 threes and Engelland said, ‘Look, if you want to be a player, you have to learn how to shoot the right way." Chip Engelland went on to be a personal coach for Shane Battier his first few years in NBA before landing an assistant job. Twitter @latbbolch

June 3, 2014 Updates

What decisions to expect this summer, that's another story. "We still don't know," Battier said. "It's hard to explain with our group. We have a bunch of guys that sort of go with the flow. I think when the Big 3 signed here there was talk of legacy and there was talk of history. That's all academic at that point. Once you put the uniform on it's about competing your tail off and putting yourself in position to win, which we have." USA Today Sports

June 2, 2014 Updates

It’s unclear yet if ESPN will use Battier, 35, as a game analyst, in the studio, or on the set of College Gameday, which is being revamped. Battier’s agent, Jim Ornstein, didn’t return a call today seeking comment. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said the network had “no comment.” The deal isn’t expected to be announced until after the Finals are complete. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The Big Lead

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Ethan J. Skolnick: Yes. Shane Battier is retiring after season. No more equivocating. "It would take an act of God to change it & that act of God hasn't come." Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

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Through the tribulations playing out in public and private, one thing never changed in those three seasons in Houston: Lowry was such a student of his craft. Perhaps people never saw it with him, but it's always been true. In Houston, he became a devoted pupil of the analytics movement. He watched Shane Battier's habits so closely and still incorporates those lessons into his regimen. "His preparation for every game is some of the best I've ever seen," Lowry says of Battier. Yahoo! Sports

March 18, 2014 Updates

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