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Kwame faints

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by AroundTheWorld, May 24, 2014.

  1. AroundTheWorld

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    Shane Battier voted top teammate

    MIAMI -- Shane Battier called it one of the biggest honors of his life.

    The Miami Heat forward was announced Saturday as the winner of the league's Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award, which recognizes selfless play, leadership, work as a role model to other players and commitment. The NBA will make a $25,000 donation to The Battier Take Charge Foundation, which raises money to help provide children with educational and leadership opportunities.

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    Shane Battier was honored as the NBA's teammate of the year after being last year's runner-up.
    Battier received 67 first-place votes and appeared on 209 ballots cast by NBA players in all, finishing as a runaway winner of the award. Charlotte's Al Jefferson was second and Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki was third in the balloting, in which players could not vote for a current teammate.

    "Although the guys in the locker room couldn't cast any votes for me, I'd like to think they would've voted for me if they could," Battier said. "I hope they know that I love them and I appreciate them and everything I do I try to make that locker room better and this team better."

    Battier was second to Chauncey Billups in voting for the teammate award last season, when it was presented for the first time. Battier is in his 13th and presumably final season. A two-time NBA champion and a two-time member of the league's All-Defensive team, he has been one of the divisional winners for the league's sportsmanship award five times.

    "I think everybody would agree that you could make a case for a lot of guys in the locker room, but Shane, he's the ultimate teammate," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "Selfless. He'll do whatever it takes. He's a leader. He's playing for his brothers, his teammates, and you can feel it. So it's a great award."

    The award is named for Jack Twyman and Maurice Stokes, both members of the Basketball Hall of Fame who were forever linked by what happened in the final game of the 1957-58 regular season, when Stokes suffered a brain injury.

    Stokes was paralyzed, and Twyman supported him for the remainder of his life -- even becoming his legal guardian and advocate.

    "It's an amazing story of brotherhood and being the ultimate teammate," Battier said.

    In order of finish behind Battier, Jefferson and Nowitzki, the other nominees on this year's teammate ballot were Chris Paul, Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Channing Frye, Andre Iguodala, Jameer Nelson, Elton Brand, David West and Mike Dunleavy -- who happens to be Battier's best friend.

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  2. ThatBoyNick

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    Battier is a consummate professional, i hope he retires a rocket.
     
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    Battier is Spock, and Thugleavy is Captain Kirk... Jeremy Lin is Sulu...
     
  4. RV6

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    Back to back champ...awards..

    I can't tell if the battier is in his prime or if the window is closing
     
  5. napalm06

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    Battier is about to show the world that he is on Durant's level
     
  6. Shaud

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    One of the most pointless awards
     
  7. platypus

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    Morey will hire battier as an assistant coach. I'm calling this now, book it people.
     
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    that laugh and that smile.
    y u trade him, Murray!!!?
     
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    Harden was snubbed.
     
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    ^^^^^^^ ye$
     
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    hahahah his charity is called the Take Charge Foundation? That's awesome
     
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    Chauncy Phillip* is having a hard time containing his enthusiasm.
     
  14. EightDoobies

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    Come back to Houston pls.
     
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    Why does Billup looks like he's pissed off in that picture?
     
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    That is a derp face, not a rage face..
     
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    kwame faints

    it was very effective
     
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    Kwame got more Ls than Nas.
     

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