We are all in love with the idea of Shane Battier wearing shamrocks. How could we not be? He’s the perfect fit in just about every possible way. On the court, all Battier does is help a team win games. Off it, all he does is go to church and take charges on unsuspecting pedestrians. The man’s a pure winner and a class act, but he makes a lot of money and the Rockets will likely be in the luxury and have a lot of wings. It seemed pretty reasonable that Battier could possibly be available.
“With a lot of key guys like Yao Ming and Shane Battier [at the end of contracts] and the lockout [looming] next year, we’re trying to make this is a special year and go as far in the playoffs as we can,” said Morey.
Battier DID seem too good to be true. But I won’t lose hope. He’d be absolutely perfect for the Celts.