Tommy Riles and Art Eddy talk about Tom’s trip to Mexico, discovering mojitos and why he thinks Art would break out into a dance while pumping gas at a gas station. Then the guys bring on NBA Champion and NCAA legend, Shane Battier.
In his 12 year NBA career and his fantastic collegiate career at Duke University, Shane Battier has established himself as a scholar athlete, All-American, leader, champion and philanthropist. Shane was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies as the sixth pick in the 2001 NBA Draft. In the summer of 2006 Shane went to the Houston Rockets where he was the catalyst for a three year stretch that saw the team win at least 52 games in each of the seasons that followed. Shane returned to the Memphis Grizzlies in a mid-season trade in 2010 and was instrumental in the first playoff series victory in franchise history. Shane joined the Miami Heat in 2011 as one of the NBA’s most coveted free agents and in his two seasons with the Heat, accomplished what he had set out to achieve back-to-back NBA Championships.
Shane Battier is also known for his exemplary character and his commitment to community service. He and his wife, Heidi, launched The Battier Take Charge Foundation to provide resources and programs for the development and education of underserved youth and teens.
Shane graduated from Duke University in May 2001 with an NCAA Championship and a degree in comparative religions. He swept the national player of the year awards, was named the academic player of the year and won a gold medal at the Goodwill Games as a member of USA Basketball.
Shane and Heidi have a son, Zeke and a daughter, Eloise.