South Beach Battioke officially got started when former champ showed off his talent on the mic.
Miami HEAT forward Shane Battier and his wife Heidi hosted the second annual "South Beach BattiokeCelebrity Karaoke Contest" Monday night at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel to benefit The Battier Take ChargeFoundation. Hot Hot Hoops was there to capture the magic, all the wrong notes and plenty of surprises along the way.
Miami Heat player James Jones, last year's Battioke winner, did his best to defend his title during Shane Battier's "Battioke 2013" at the Eden Roc Hotel in South Beach when he got up to sing Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love". Pat Riley then joined Jones on stage to sing Cee Lo Green's "Forget You". Even though Riley had trouble keeping up with the song, he makes up for it with his own performance later on in the evening. (Hot Hot Hoops will post that up shortly.)
Don't miss Jones' playful jabs at Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra for more minutes on the court in one of the funnier moments of the night, of which there were plenty.