Can Michael Lewis' Shane Battier article make me a better pickup basketball player?

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Feb. 24 2009 5:10 PM

Going Battier

Can Michael Lewis' latest article make me a better pickup basketball player?

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Lewis' article mentions a secret list Morey keeps of 15 undervalued NBA players—that is, 15 other Shane Battiers. Hopefully Battierball will identify some of those guys; I'd love to model my pickup game on a player I didn't derisively call "Shane Raisinhead" throughout his college years. Bruce Bowen? Andrew Bogut? Or perhaps I should cast my mind back in time, to the Shane Battiers of bygone days, players who never scored but who were essential pieces of all-time great NBA teams. Maybe I'll buy this sweet Kurt Rambis throwback. It'll look great with my Rec Specs.