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How did Shane Battier find out he was traded? Twitter.

Mar 1, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

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It wasn’t just you wasting your entire day trying to keep up with your twitter timeline on NBA trade deadline day.

Shane Battier was too, and that’s how he found out he was headed back to Memphis, he told WHBQ in Memphis (via Sports Radio Interviews).

“I actually found out through Twitter feeds online. Honestly, I was on one of the websites and just kept refreshing. … As of 1:45 nothing had happened and I was like, ‘All right, I’m going to finish the year in Houston.’ I hit refresh at 1:55 and it said, ‘Sources say Battier to Memphis.’ I was like, ‘I better start packing.’”

Rockets GM Daryl Morey is on twitter, he should have just announced the trade that way.

Battier added he has a comfort level back in Memphis, where he played the first five years of his career. But that didn’t make the experience any less stressful.

I haven’t had that much stress surrounding basketball since my draft day. It’s a life-altering day. … People don’t realize you have families. I have a pregnant wife … and dogs I have to take care of. Knowing that I would probably have a different address by the end of the day was a little nerve-wracking.”

  1. king3319 - Mar 1, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Damn I’m sorry Shane!! It’s a sad day when a class act like Mr.Battier can’t get the respect of a simple phone call from least saying “thank you”!!! Not enough players conduct themselves in a professional way like Shane Battier but I guess if you don’t act like a diva you don’t get attention or respect.

  2. tstreet - Mar 2, 2011 at 5:54 AM

    Even though Shane went to Duke, he is a good guy. To be treated the way he was Is the nature of the beast in the NBA.

  3. henryd3rd - Mar 2, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Welcome to the 21th Century! Well at least Shane conducted himself with dignity and class that more then we can say about his former GM. Look at it this way; all NBA contracts are guaranteed and there’s no strike foreseen next week? Plus with that education he received from Duke I am sure he has his ducks lined up for life after the NBA

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