Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  36 responses

Shane Battier Worried About TMZ Sports

It isn’t just its competitors who are a little nervous; Shane Battier (of all people) is dreading the arrival of this website: “That’s the last thing we need as athletes,’ Shane Battier said. Battier told a reporter he was welcome to follow him around, but cautioned there wouldn’t be much dirt to be dug. But Battier recognizes he might be the exception, too. ‘The way I look at it is, people want to have the experience of being an athlete or being a rock star,’ he said. ‘Being on the inside… That’s what pro sports have sold, be it helmet cams or cameras in the locker room. It’s become a very, I think, dangerous thing, trying to mess with the integrity of the sport when you allow too much access. It’s unfortunate – I think it takes from our job, the sports side of it, and it makes more of a reality show.”’

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  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    100 percent agree. TMZ is for fa&&ots. Who gives a fu(k about celebrities!!!

  • http://dsjfhklf.com Jukai

    Calm down with the language there, Hitler.

  • Taylor

    Jukai u aint cool

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Shane’s is scared we are going to find out he is John Amechi’s main squeeze. Or that he is really nothing more then Kobe in disguise. I favor the 2nd, because the only person who can guard Kobe is Kobe, and Shane can guard Kobe too. Nobody ever picked up on it until now, but TMZ is on the case!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Although i always thought ESPN was TMZ Sports.

  • Epsilon Nupe

    I wonder if they’ll have the heart to follow around K-Mart. You know he’s a tough guy when it comes to people who are 5’8 and weigh 100 pounds less them him

  • riggs

    tmz sucks in general, its a blight on society.

  • http://www.mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    there’s Jukai again with the Hitler name dropping. You really need to cut that out, dude.

  • When I lose this gut I’m gonna cross you up

    Jukai is a huge hitler fan apparently

  • rubs93

    the price of fame. As long as your not doing anything illeagal or cheatin on wifey this is only gonna make somebody more famous. get ready for the LO & Ron Ron Lake Show 24/7!!

  • Royal

    Pardon my ignorance but is the word Hitler offensive to people( I know who he is and what he did btw)

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    In Jukai’s defense, James actually is Hitler.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I also thought the word fa@@ot was more offensive than Hitler. Maybe my social thermometer is broken again.

  • d.j.

    ok all of u hitlers need to leave jukai alone…. and im all 4 this website because weird stuff athletes do already makes it to espn so this wont be much different.. espn is just having some1 else do the dirty work for them… and i wna see more waitresses tiger and kobe have all slept with so im all 4 it !

  • ab_40

    if you like this and are looking forward to it you sir are a f@g. Imagine coming home from a hard day of work and after that cameras are everywhere to see how you chill out on the couch. that would suck now wouldn’t it. the things people do for money in the states is just amazing. plus TMZ is for 15 year old girls and women with no personal life and this site is made for grown men so if this is a succes and doesn’t go bankrupt in 2 years… I don’t want to repeat what I just said haha. but I will say this start living your own life instead of being obsessed with those of others.

  • LA Huey

    I agree with Shane. I never follow the “gossip” on the personal lives of atheletes just out of principle. If they want to share their off-court lives (and they’re interesting), I’ll tune in.

  • MikeC.

    Co-sign with LA Huey. I get all the personal details of an NBA player’s life that I need from the halftime interviews during the playoffs.
    Best way to kill this site is to have it follow Tim Duncan the first day, and Shane Battier the next.
    Day one: watched coach Pop upgrade Duncan’s firmware to correct free throw glitch.
    Day two: watched Battier watch 17 hours of Kobe game tape.
    That’ll kill TMZsports in a quick hurry.


    truth is tmz is the the worst thing there is. no jokes or hyperbole, it is legitimately terrible.

  • Sporting-Lisbon-Blazers

    what ab_40 said.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    people who get caught up with any sort of “celebrity” stuff are idiotic drones, whom i immediately dismiss as lower than slugs. if you care about what george cloony had for lunch, youre a tard.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    LOL @ MikeC.

  • LB

    Wow, I am so glad I am up to speed on what is PC here.

    This just in. Shaq just pulled up to the Mickey D’s drive thru and ordered a #3 with a Coke.

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com/madlib Michael NZ

    TMZ makes me sick. Battier is right, its sports not freaking reality TV. We have enough of that garbage as it is.
    And @ab_40: ‘TMZ is for 15 year old girls and women with no personal life’. I couldn’t have said it any better.

  • LA Huey

    @Tarzan, I’d rank them just below paperweights. And that was hilarious, MikeC.

  • http://www.twitter.com/PDXGayBball dma

    they’re just riding the tiger-wave. and throw in some jr smith, artest, odom, jokim noah, rodman, barkley, vick, and gangster a$$ tom brady it’ll be a hit for 6 months.

  • derrick

    shane gotta a good point. the media is tearing people down.

  • onlyclipfanonslam

    I wish I thought of this… It’s going to be a cash cow

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    TMZ is disgusting and panders to the worst elements of our collective psyche. F**k all the fools who work on that trash. I wish on them the same treatment they give their subjects.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sesa.opas Sesa

    Hahaha best comments @MikeC

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    So does the moderator want to hammer the homophobic posts on here, please?

  • Hangtime Hec

    Yeah, I am starting to think that the “rules and punishment” thing that under this comment box are just idle threats.

  • robb

    he’s right

  • http://none The Philosopher

    Is this it, Manny? Eating, drinking…. You all know the rest.

  • don

    does one have to be politically correct in this site?

  • travis

    whoever thinks that tmz is stupid for following nba athletes around needs to get a reality check. there celebrities, thats what they were made for. And whoever said that statement about tim duncan is completely wrong. I had a friend in san antonio that used to sell grass to half the spurs team, including duncan and horry!!!! nba players are just a bunch of overgrown thugs with an iq of a 12 year old white female!! go tmz, go get some more nba players arrested, fine by me.

  • Jackie

    Maybe they’ll have to act like athletes and not like spoiled celebrities now. boo hoo.