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Shane Battier has his second championship ring sized for his middle finger, just like his first

Sep 4, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

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There doesn’t really seem to be a whole lot of Shane Battier hate out there in the world, but in case the player who has now won two championships as a member of the Miami Heat runs into someone who isn’t a fan, he’ll be able to silently display both of his rings by raising the middle fingers on each of his hands.

The Heat players have been getting sized for their 2013 rings the last few days, and Battier opted to go with the same finger he chose for his first ring, albeit on the other hand.

The fan in me has never cared for Battier as a player, but I’m in an extreme minority, and it isn’t Battier’s fault. He received an overwhelming amount of praise as a “no-stats All-Star” when he played for the Rockets, and I thought it was unwarranted, to say the least.

But if Battier and I ever cross paths to discuss this particular subject, he can just smile and simultaneously show me his two rings, and I’ll have nothing more to say.

  1. kingwithringz - Sep 4, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    One of my favorite players in the league.

  2. legend30 - Sep 4, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Mind as well pick the 2014 ring finger while you’re at it, Shane.

  3. elgorditodehumboldt - Sep 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    he should have had it fitted for the weird ridge between his hair and his forehead.

  4. turkbox420 - Sep 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    He should have 1 sized for Lebron, and the other for Wade.

  5. 1972wasalongtimeago - Sep 4, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    One for TampaJoey, one for Cantonbound13

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:43 AM


    • jimeejohnson - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:55 PM

      Make sure the inscription reads “Big Time Loser”.

  6. babyfarkmcgeezax - Sep 4, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    The NBA is fixed

    • jimmymarlinsfan - Sep 5, 2013 at 4:43 AM

      Thanks for your opinion. Now scram

  7. 00maltliquor - Sep 5, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    I love the clever writing on the last paragraph, Brett.

  8. thenew013 - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    You mean those two rings they could have gotten without him but he couldnt have gotten without them.

    • internetapex - Sep 5, 2013 at 10:35 AM

      Battier shot 6-of-8 from downtown in Game 7 of the Finals this year.

      Middle Finger U x 2.

  9. miamatt - Sep 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    LOVE IT.

    I Don’t think the Heat would be back-to-back champs without his contributions.

    Miami sports are best with that us-against-the-world, defiant attitude. ’72 Dolphins, ’80s Canes, current Heat, and, well, this:

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