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TulaneTigerFan
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Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
Big Game Battier came up huge for the Heat tonight.

I thought that I'd re-post this great NY Times article on Battier from 09 now that he's been a key piece in Miami's two titles and has adapted his game to battle with PFs for an entire season. I'll never understand why so many people on here hate him.

If you don't feel like reading the article, then please use this thread to talk about how awesome Battier is. TIA

The No-Stats All-Star

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Shane Battier: "Reports of my demise were premature."


Image: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/sportingscene/ShaneBattier_AP120617051483_Original_opt.jpg


Image: http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/shane_battier_love_boat.png



boXerrumble
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
Screw Battier and Chalmers.


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NawlinsTigah270
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D011ahbi11
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
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I'll never understand why so many people on here hate him.

Are you serious? He's just one of those pesky, annoying guys that you hate if he's playing against you and love if he's playing for you.


TulaneTigerFan
Tulane Fan
Seattle
Member since Sep 2005
35856 posts

re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
He's not obnoxious like a Joakim Noah, and he's not a dirty player like a Bruce Bowen type. He's just a really hard working, heady player who busts his arse and also happens to be really smart. I love his interviews. Guy gives some great insights.


boXerrumble
Florida Fan
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
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He's just a really hard working, heady player who busts his arse and also happens to be really smart.


Also known as a flopper.


WicKed WayZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Sep 2011
11784 posts

re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
He's everything wrong with the NBA today, would rather take a charge and flop than go for a block


NawlinsTigah270
LSU Fan
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Member since Jun 2008
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
The rules are the rules. Battier is smart enough and has the awareness to take full advantage of them. I can respect that


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D011ahbi11
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
It's not really about being dirty, although Hibbert and David West both accused him of taking shots at their knees. It's really about his flopping and he just annoys you.


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PortCityTiger24
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
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Also known as a flopper


?

He's known for taking charges, not flopping.


D011ahbi11
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boXerrumble
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HottyToddy17
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New Orleans
Member since Jun 2013
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
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“You don’t see too many good-looking girls with Battier jerseys on,” he said. “It’s usually 12 and under or 60 and over. That’s my demographic.”



Awesome article
This post was edited on 6/21 at 1:28 am


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LOCO5150
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re: Shane Battier - The No-Stats All-Star
He is an extremely intelligent player. His basketball IQ is one of the best. He is a student of the game, and studies it constantly. He knows what to do and when to do it defensively on the court. I can't wait until he goes into coaching.



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harry coleman beast
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