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    Shane Chat with Houston Chronicle

    Shane did a chat on the Houston Chronicle's website yesterday and he answered a number of Duke questions. It's really hard to imagine a more articulate or thoughtful athlete. None of this is news of course, but it's always nice to be reminded of how lucky Duke is to have Shane represent us.

    Some highlights:
    http://blogs.chron.com/franblinebury...t_tr.html#more

    htowns_finest: What has been the highlight of your career?
    Shane_Battier: The highlight of my career was winning the national championship my senior year at Duke. There is no better feeling than being at the top of the mountain. It is a feeling I want to duplicate here in Houston!

    Brett:
    What is your favorite city to play in on the road?
    Shane_Battier: New York City. Nothing is like the Garden. Smells like Frank Sinatra and Elephant poop. It's awesome.
    Last edited by JBDuke; 03-06-2008 at 12:06 AM. Reason: copyright concerns

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    Thanks Devil07

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    Always good to hear from Shane. I feel like his wit and intelligence comes out every time he opens his mouth.


    Frank Sinatra and elephant poop. Heh. Priceless.
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    Was Shane typing or just talking, because

    Crispy Creme!?!

    Shane needs to get back to NC more often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tux View Post
    Crispy Creme!?!

    Shane needs to get back to NC more often...
    KK is overrated. When in Houston, you go with the Kolache factory

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    Quote Originally Posted by hc5duke View Post
    KK is overrated. When in Houston, you go with the Kolache factory
    Completely agree. The lack of kolache's outside of Texas still baffles me. When will the rest of the country learn...

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    I really doubt Shane was doing his own typing. Usually, someone else is typing up the answers on those chat things because it would be impossible for the interviewee to keep up with all the Qs.

    But I agree that Shane always gives good interview. Smart and funny. I love the one he did with Stuart Scott a while back.

    http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol4no12battier.html

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    Battier vs Dunleavy tonight~~

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    Shane still is, and more than likely will be, my favorite Duke player of all time. It doesn't seem like he's changed a bit since he graduated. If anything, he may be more articulate than he previously was.


    And I've been meaning to ask this, but kept forgetting:

    What ever happened to Jeremy after he stopped playing football at Duke? Did he end up graduating?

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    Shane is such a sweet guy! I remember Shane as such a gentleman. He always carried himself with such class! Heidi is a lucky lucky woman!

    Shane does need to come back to Durham more often!

    That is a good question about Jeremy, I spoke with him on a few occassions, very sweet as well. I hope everything is going great for him!


    GTHCGTH!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukegirlinsc View Post
    Shane still is, and more than likely will be, my favorite Duke player of all time. It doesn't seem like he's changed a bit since he graduated. If anything, he may be more articulate than he previously was.
    you sure you want to say that with your avatar looking right at your post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hc5duke View Post
    you sure you want to say that with your avatar looking right at your post?
    Noooo comment.

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    Make that 17 in a row (up by 20 with 2 minutes left) for Shane's Rockets! Eat it, Cuban!

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    Do y'all remember the "pounce like a cheetah" comment? Oh man oh man that was classic Battier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hc5duke View Post
    KK is overrated. When in Houston, you go with the Kolache factory
    No way- SHIPLEYS ALL THE WAY!!!

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    didnt want to start a new thread but...

    20 in a row, baby!

    To make this Battier-related again, I give you this gem:
    yahoo link
    youtube link

    p.s. adelman's comment reminds me of a super bowl commercial (i think) with deke a while back, where they dubbed over his voice, because they didn't think anyone would understand him... too bad they didn't tell him this until the commercial aired, and IIRC mutumbo wasn't too happy about that.

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    Just read the blog. Thanks for the link.

    They broke the mold with that one. Duke is lucky to count him as a grad and a hoops icon.

    Whenever I see Shane, I am reminded of an interview I saw with Tom Izzo where he was asked which player he lost out on in recruiting that he most wished he'd have had. He immediately responded by saying Battier, and that he remained as big a fan of the kid throughout his career as he was when he recruited him.

    Shane is truly an original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukemsu View Post

    They broke the mold with that one. Duke is lucky to count him as a grad and a hoops icon.

    Shane is truly an original.
    Amen to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukegirlinsc View Post
    And I've been meaning to ask this, but kept forgetting:

    What ever happened to Jeremy after he stopped playing football at Duke? Did he end up graduating?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dukie4Life View Post
    That is a good question about Jeremy, I spoke with him on a few occassions, very sweet as well. I hope everything is going great for him!
    GTHCGTH!!!
    Yes, Jeremy ended up graduating in 2004. Last I checked, he was working for his dad back in Michigan, but that was a while ago the last time I caught up with him.
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    I just read the chat transcript. Awesome, thanks for posting the link. Double thanks for reminding me of the awesome video of Shane singing karaoke in Houston a while back:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=FJXUnabwwOY

    What can be mentioned about Shane that hasn't already been said? He embodies all that is good about Duke, nay, humanity. One in a million.

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