NBA Forward & Founder, The Battier Take Charge Foundation
At an early age, back in first grade, I realized I had to value every one of my teammates, no matter who they were. They were my teammates. And that?s all that mattered.
Shane is considered one of the most complete players in the NBA, is among the league?s top defensive players, a perennial member of the NBA All-Defensive Team, and this past season, led the Grizzlies to their first playoff victory in franchise history with a first round upset of the San Antonio Spurs. A five-time divisional winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award, Shane recently launched The Battier Take Charge Foundation, which is dedicated to providing resources for the development and education of underserved youth and teens.