Miami's last loss to San Antonio of course meant the end of Shane Battier's fascinating career.
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He's always been a unique player and it's good to see things like this appreciation. He's a unique player who created a niche that will be difficult to replicate.
He's kind of been a basketball ninja, able to operate behind the scenes yet have an immense influence on the game.
And as good as all of that stuff has been, he's been a better person.
You can say many of the same things about Tim Duncan, but you'll have to amp up the basketball praise.
Duncan has always been a stoic, quiet person publicly, but his basketball career has been brilliant and historic.
Having watched and gotten to know him since his early days at Wake Forest, Barry Jacobs has a tremendous perspective Duncan's astounding body of work and it's one you shouldn't miss.