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  1. #1
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    Shane Battier may look for a 9-5 job..I like this guy

    Hes always presented himself as a smart classy player,I think if more NBA players were like him wed be in better shape..seems like a dude who wont go broke if he never played ball again

    Instead of waiting out the NBA lockout by playing hoops overseas (or simply, playing video games at the crib for months on end), Shane Battier tells KILT in Houston that he could go out there and get, like, a ďrealĒ 9-to-5 job. Per SRI: ďWhatís the offseason been like? Have you been involved with the lockout?: ĎIíve been a conscientious observer of the process. I really havenít been too involved with the mediators, but Iíve been talking to different representatives and guys in the know in the inner circle and given my two cents. Obviously, it stinks. Thereís no way around it. The players feel terrible and itís a no-win situation. Thereís not going to be a winner out of this scenario. Unfortunately itís the ugly business side of what we do. Itís the side that normally never creeps up, but in times of collective bargaining negotiation, and Iím sure that you guys are sick of reading antitrust law Ö but itís the reality of our business.í Whatís it been like to go through the lockout process as a free agent?: ĎLife goes on, it really goes on. Iím fortunate to have played 10 years in the league. Iím secure in who I am. At this point, Iím confident that if the NBA were to never settle, I could go out and get a job and use my brain to provide for my family. Thatís allowed me amazing piece of mind to just start thinking about post-basketball, but at the same time be ready for when we do settle, if we settle, to be ready to go.í What do you say to fans who say theyíve grown disinterested in the NBA due to the lockout and say they wonít come back?: ĎI feel for them. I canít deny their feelings, but I know that when we do settle, the players will do their best to win back our fans. We have unbelievable fans. Anyone whoís an NBA fan or has been to an NBA game Ö knows that we share a bond and a passion over basketball. In the end, the game always wins. You can talk about the litigation and the arguments, but basketball is basketball and itís never going away. Weíre hopeful that people donít lose sight of that.íĒ
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    With a Duke degree finding a 9 to 5 shouldn't be too hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevisIsland View Post
    With a Duke degree finding a 9 to 5 shouldn't be too hard.
    They may not turn out to many great pro's but at least the dudes have a life after basketball

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    Anyone know what he majored in and what type of job he wants?

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    I read some crazy stat somewhere that said like 60 percent of NBA players go broke within like 5 yrs after they stop playing "or something close to that" makes you really think...these dudes just do not realize that when they have retired or are cut in there late 20's early 30's they have to live 40 50 more yrs on like 5 10 15 mil they have saved up..and with inflation every few yrs it goes man

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    As hated as Duke seems to be by the general public your not gonna find nicer players then Battier, Grant Hill, Elton Brand, Loul Deng Etc. I could honestly see Battier or Grant Hill running for president... that's how much respect I have for them.

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    This is why I wish they would force players to get their degree and stay in school. I know I know they are grown men and they are allowed to do what they want but being a great basketball player in the nba is something only few can accomplish... Why not get a degree to fall back on?

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    Battiers a great guy. Went to the celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe this year with my buddies and kept running into him in the casino playing craps having a good time with everyone and even got a picture with him. totally classy guy and nothing but respect for him and the rest of his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Then-Most View Post
    This is why I wish they would force players to get their degree and stay in school. I know I know they are grown men and they are allowed to do what they want but being a great basketball player in the nba is something only few can accomplish... Why not get a degree to fall back on?
    These kids feel indestructable. They all think they just need to get their foot in the door and then they are set.

    I'm sure this is why they are looking to raise the age limit to 20 years or whatever it is.

    Regarding the article, I don't see why he doesn't look for a job overseas, make a decent amount and leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Then-Most View Post
    This is why I wish they would force players to get their degree and stay in school. I know I know they are grown men and they are allowed to do what they want but being a great basketball player in the nba is something only few can accomplish... Why not get a degree to fall back on?
    Yea, that sounds real good. However, a lot of these guys come from stuggling families. An opportunity is presented to them to make money and at least do things for their mothers and other family members. It is easy for a per say, Grant Hill to go to school for four years. Hell, his financial situation at home was stable. But guys like Iverson, who came from absolutely nothing, have an opportunity to make major money. It is much easier to stay and get your degree when everything at home is straight. I dont blame these guys for leaving early. I hate that they raised the age limit. They should have kept it where it was initially. Dont blame these guys for leaving early. Blame the organizations for drafting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaidawg66 View Post
    Yea, that sounds real good. However, a lot of these guys come from stuggling families. An opportunity is presented to them to make money and at least do things for their mothers and other family members. It is easy for a per say, Grant Hill to go to school for four years. Hell, his financial situation at home was stable. But guys like Iverson, who came from absolutely nothing, have an opportunity to make major money. It is much easier to stay and get your degree when everything at home is straight. I dont blame these guys for leaving early. I hate that they raised the age limit. They should have kept it where it was initially. Dont blame these guys for leaving early. Blame the organizations for drafting them.
    right

    always put the blame on someone else. typical.



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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Then-Most View Post
    This is why I wish they would force players to get their degree and stay in school. I know I know they are grown men and they are allowed to do what they want but being a great basketball player in the nba is something only few can accomplish... Why not get a degree to fall back on?
    This. Even without the strike, there could be many other factors that could cause an average or borderline player's career to end quickly (E.g. A brutal injury).
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    Every young nba player should go back and get their college degree like Vince Carter did.

    That means you Tyrus Thomas you stupid ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbreezy34 View Post
    As hated as Duke seems to be by the general public your not gonna find nicer players then Battier, Grant Hill, Elton Brand, Loul Deng Etc. I could honestly see Battier or Grant Hill running for president... that's how much respect I have for them.
    that school just is something else when its comes to their basketball program, they just dont produce good players they produce good people, coach K is an amazing teacher not just in basketball but preparing these young men for life it seems


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    Quote Originally Posted by VillaMaravilla View Post
    that school just is something else when its comes to their basketball program, they just dont produce good players they produce good people, coach K is an amazing teacher not just in basketball but preparing these young men for life it seems
    Well I think Coach K makes sure he recruits good people. For example, I was a senior in high school when Jon Scheyer started beastin in high school basketball but we all knew that kid has a really good head on his shoulders. He wasn't just an amazing basketball player but he was a good person.

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