Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shane Battier was recently offered a shot to run for senate in Michigan?

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At 35-years-old, Shane Battier's professional basketball career is likely coming to an end soon. And that means it's time for the Michigan native to start thinking about post-basketball plans.

According to Zach Lowe of Grantland, part of Battier's future plans might be to dabble in politics. Battier told Lowe that he was recently approached about running for senate in his home state, but he turned the offer down to focus on basketball.

Battier is nearing retirement now, and he can no longer shoot, dribble, or defend like he once did. The Michigan Democratic Party recently called him to see if he might consider running to replace U.S. Senator Carl Levin, Battier said. He declined, but he’s closer to retirement than he is to the player who helped Miami unlock its identity.

Battier has expressed interest in public service before and his education from Duke University certainly does nothing to hurt his cause either.

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