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07:06 AM ET 09.10 | That, sir, is a lot of candles for an NBA player. Shane Battier isn't sure he's the retiring type, but considering the Miami Heat forward turned 35 Monday, he appreciates the end could be near. Last week during a Twitter question-and-answer session, Battier was asked about his inspiration for a potential third consecutive championship. He replied, "Go out on top, if this is it." Monday, before a motivational appearance with the students at St. Mark's Episcopal School, he said with his three-year contract expiring at season's end, it only makes sense to take stock. "I'm realistic to where I am at this point in my life," he said. ... "I'd like to finish my contract strong with the Miami Heat, and then we'll see where we go." Battier, though, said there would not be any sort of retirement tour.

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September 10, 2013  08:41 AM ET

The guy is just playing dead. He has been producing the same way for the last 5 years. He still plays the same defense and still makes those corner 3s.

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September 10, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Greed Will Come Back To Haunt You,Bro.

September 10, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Or you could take the two you have and still go out on top...Just saying

September 10, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Hell of a player....

September 10, 2013  04:18 PM ET
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Greed Will Come Back To Haunt You,Bro.

Really, Jack? I thought Greed was Forever?

September 10, 2013  04:25 PM ET

Never cared too much for DUKE alumni, but there has been the occasional excepts, Bobby Hurley, Grant Hill, Carlos Boozer, and Shane Battier to name a few. I have seen him bail the HEAT out in the 2012 Championship run and had some timely games in their 2013 run. Not a lot of hype surrounded Shane, but he'll be in the book of Champions more than once so I guess he'll be a lock for the HALL.

 
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