TAG: Shane Battier

College / Jan 9, 2015 / 11:45 am

Video: Bill Walton Enjoys UCLA Dancers, Quotes Neil Young Lyrics & More

Dave Pasch, Bill Walton

There aren’t many commentators quite as loquacious as former UCLA Bruin and championship-winning Portland Trail Blazer, Bill Walton. The Hall of Fame NBA center — who overcame a stutter to become a broadcaster when his playing career was done — called Thursday night’s Stanford-UCLA game and had a string of incredible pronouncements including quoting Neil Young in the pre-game, forgetting his broadcasting partner’s name and proclaiming Shane Battier a future President of the United States. Read More »

Video / Jun 17, 2014 / 6:00 pm

A Salute To The Retiring Shane Battier

Shane Battier

Shane Battier (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)

He won an NCAA National Championship with Duke, and two more with the Miami Heat, but Shane Battier is following through on his plans to retire after the 2013-14 season concluded Sunday night. The eminently quotable Battier played for 13 seasons, and at 35, he’s set to join ESPN’s college basketball coverage for next season.
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NBA / May 27, 2014 / 1:47 am

Frank Vogel’s 3-Point Defense On Shane Battier

Frank Vogel

Early In the first quarter on Memorial Day, the Heat finally got off to a hot start. It was primarily Chris Bosh‘s 10 first-quarter points, but Shane Battier — who has spent most of the series getting rammed by David West‘s shoulder — got in on the action. Battier got an open corner three-pointer, but had to contend with some unusual Frank Vogel defense. Read More »

instagram / Feb 3, 2014 / 11:15 am

Ray Allen Had A Super Bowl Party On The Beach

LeBron James, Ray Allen

Aside from the Celtics and Magic, most NBA eyes were turned to Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seahawks and Broncos on Sunday. Ray Allen had a little party at his pad in Miami, and he added to the Miami feel with a 35-inch inflatable television set that adorns his swimming pool. Come check out how Allen, LeBron James, Shane Battier and others took in the Super Bowl, Miami-style. Read More »

instagram, Latest News / Jan 28, 2014 / 10:30 am

Heat Players Sing Karaoke For “Battioke” Event

Shane & Heidi Battier

The entire Miami Heat team seemed to show up for Shane Battier‘s annual karaoke event, “Battioke 2014.” Check out LeBron James and Michael Beasley‘s rendition of “Back That A__ up,” comedian Ken Jeong, Greg Oden in a blonde wig and Battier doing the Backstreet Boys; Dwyane Wade‘s fiancé, Gabrielle Union, crooning, and Chris Bosh doing Tom Ford‘s “It’s Not Unusual.” This whole thing is hysterical, so check it out. Read More »

NBA / Jan 13, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Why This Year’s Miami Heat Team Is Their Best Yet

Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen

When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh rose out of the stage amid the pyrotechnics and billowing smoke that bore resemblance to meeting the end boss of a video game, we were inclined to believe that these three alone were going to be devastating enough of a trio to wipe the floor with the NBA. Any record that had stood the test of time was to be toppled over, becoming nothing more than a pile of dust in the wake of this super team. 72 wins, unbelievable winning streaks, and dynasties were going to cower in fear and submit to a new idea of success.

What we failed to realize, and what history should have told us, is that three All-Stars, no matter their influence or talent, was not going to be enough to win a title or create the dynasty we envisioned. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2013 / 2:15 pm

90 NBA Players Reveal Their Favorite Pregame Music


Go into any locker room in the NBA… actually, go into any locker room in the country and you’ll hear some Meek Mill. Some Jigga. Some Drake. Music and basketball. The NBA and hip-hop. It all goes together. Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 4:30 pm

The NBA’s 10 Best Frontcourts


The NBA has evolved into an athletic, perimeter-heavy league. While this type of emphasis can excite the audience with spectacular plays, strong froncourts are still the belly of the beast for many teams. Teams that boast dominant frontcourts are a force to be reckoned with, especially in the postseason when the game slows down. Read More »

NBA, Video / Nov 7, 2013 / 11:30 am

NBA’s 10 Best Dunks Of The Week

Jonas Valanciunas, LeBron James

Have you missed these lists? Of course you have. One of the most eye-catching parts of basketball are the dunks thrown down by some of the world’s highest leapers and the chance that any game will feature a jam that will be remembered far beyond the game’s conclusion. Read More »

NBA / Oct 18, 2013 / 12:45 pm

The 20 Best 3-Point Shooters In The NBA Right Now

Stephen Curry

While Dime has done stories on both the best shooters in the NBA and the players with the deepest range, we’ve never focused solely on the three-pointer. The adoption of the three-point line in 1979 dramatically changed the future of the NBA. Would Adam Morrison have even been considered a top 10 pick had this special skill not served a purpose? (Who honestly knows with MJ?) Read More »