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Being ... Shane Battier
Page 2 staff

The College Player of the Year sat there for 25 minutes as he watched high school kids and foreign players go ahead of him in the NBA draft. So, what was Shane Battier thinking? Page 2 explores his inner thoughts:

"I guess this is what they meant in all my religion classes when they said, 'A child shall lead them.' "

"The way I figure it, my four years with Coach K only cost me $1.25 million per year."

"I suppose things could be a lot worse. I could have been the mascot at Northwestern."

"Vancouver's a beautiful city, and I can't wait to play with Shareef and Bibby. WHAT?! WHEN?! TO WHERE?!"

"If only Michael had understood how important it is to take the charge ... he might have been a great one."

"Geez, no wonder I didn't go in the top five."

"Hey, Zen Boy, let's get together and talk Buddhism sometime."

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