Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise
Sports News Without Fear, Favor or Compromise

During the regular season, Shane Battier was a key cog in the Miami Heat's small-ball offense. His willingness to guard bigger power forwards and his ability to cause matchup problems on the offensive end with his three-point shooting were big factors in the Heat's success. But his inability to guard David West and his cold shooting rendered him useless during the Heat-Pacers series, and he didn't see a minute of game action in last night's Game 7. But he managed to contribute in other ways!


Look at what a fundamentally sound arm-toweler Shane Battier is. Would you expect anything less from one of the NBA's smartest players? I mean, there's just no wasted motion there at all. I bet Battier spent hours in the film room before last night's game, studying LeBron's in-game huddle movements in order to figure out the most efficient way to towel him. What a pro.

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