Shane Battier officially retires from the Heat, NBA & joins ESPN as analyst

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Battier made it official and retired from his 13 year career. He will join ESPN as a college basketball analyst.

Shane Battier spend the last three years of his career with the Miami Heat, including 2 NBA Championships. Now, Battier has officially called it quits after a terrific 13 year NBA career. Next year, Battier is going back to school, as he will be joining ESPN has a college basketball analyst for the network.

"After a fulfilling run on the basketball court, I am absolutely thrilled to join the 'Worldwide Leader in Sports' in ESPN. I hope my experiences as a successful collegiate and professional basketball player will add meaningful insight into the dynamic arena of the sports world. I am looking forward to bringing a sense of candor, humor and perspective to all of ESPN's listeners, readers and viewers." -- Shane Battier

Battier helped lead the Heat to the 2012 NBA Championship as he started in the NBA Finals, and again in the 2013 Finals where he hit six three pointers in Game 7. Battier was drafted #6 overall in the 2001 NBA Draft, and spent time with only two other franchises, the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies.

Battier should always have his place among championship alley in AAA.

Previously from HHH: Battier wins teammate award Battier's Final Season

Comment: Leave your favorite Battier in a Heat uniform moment!

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