Shane Battier’s really enjoying his offseason, guys. If he’s not golfing and talking about the best part of being a champion , he’s out there hanging with some super cool dudes in shark costumes at Jimmy Buffett shows, because “fins up” is apparently a Jimmy Buffett thing, and also because Shane Battier loves Jimmy Buffett, which is, y’know, perfect .
You may remember that Battier invoked Buffett in announcing his decision to join the Miami Heat as a free agent back in December, tweeting that he’d try his hand at “trying to reason with hurricane season,” which is a Buffett song that is probably not about being serious and working very hard in a cold, Northeastern climate, which is an assumption I will not fact-check. Less than two months later, Battier met Buffett after a tour stop in Miami, then jokingly asked the singer if he might “let me play a song tonight?”
There was no cameo role in the cards at the late January show, but at Sunday night’s concert at Comerica Park in Detroit, Battier got his shot:
So, how’d he do?
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