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Quote of the Day: Shane Battier compares benching to “turd sandwich”

Jun 5, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT

Heat Basketball AP

“Sometimes you’ve got to eat a turd sandwich. Makes the rib eye taste better next time.”

Shane Battier of the Miami Heat, talking about his decreasing role and eventual benching in Game 7 against the Pacers last round. Via the twitter of Tim Reynolds of the AP.

Battier lost his role as the Heat had to go big to match the size advantage of the Pacers. Look for Battier’s role to return more this series because of his defense, although if he keeps missing good look threes Erik Spoelstra will keep looking elsewhere.

  1. 1heatedtoombrayduh - Jun 5, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I completely Laughed out Loud when I read the first quote! LOL…

    It might still be a turd sand which this next series if he doesnt hit his open 3’s, it just wont be a soggy one if he wins another chip lol

    • apmn - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      It will be a turd taco in the Finals.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jun 5, 2013 at 7:23 PM

      He’ll play more this series because he can handle Tiago Splitter. He was just getting abused by David West and was probably too exhausted to hit his open shots.

  2. jcmeyer10 - Jun 5, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    “Plus all that Bud Light is past it’s Best By date”

  3. explosionsauce - Jun 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM

    Somebody is watching some South Park. The finals are basically a choice between a giant douche and a turd sandwich. I’ll take the turd sandwich…..Go Spurs Go!

  4. fanofevilempire - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Shane Battier has always been team guy.
    He has heart and smarts, he will be alright.

  5. dolphindubs - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    What do you expect? He’s a Dukeeee….(hold the laughter)

  6. davidly - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Better to sit on it than to flop in it.

    • jimeejohnson - Jun 5, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      Pigs disagree.

      • jimeejohnson - Jun 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

        If turds were made of mud…sorry folks. My bad!

  7. somekat - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    I would of thought he would of said “what do you think? It’s like a blatant knee to the groin”

  8. 00maltliquor - Jun 6, 2013 at 5:01 AM

    There’s been a TON of Shane Battier articles in the last 2 weeks!

  9. gmsingh - Jun 6, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Weird, I could’ve sworn it was Birdman who had the experience with eating turd sandwiches.

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