[Introduction] After the Heat suffered an injury to Haslem, Battier replaced him in the starting lineup.
One season, so he was extraordinarily desperate in defense, and now that Haslem has returned, Battier is still the starter.
On November 25th, , since Haslem was injured, Sean Battier has become the Heat’s starting power forward.
Before the start of the new season, Battier once said that this season is likely to be his last season, so now Battier will go all out on the court without reservation.
“To be honest, this may be my last season, so I will definitely not hold back.” Battier said in an interview.
“My mentality right now is to give it my all until I can’t move anymore, and if that means I’m totally worn out at Christmas then that’s how I’m going to go.”
“I won’t hold anything back for anything. After entering the starting lineup, my role is to play hard on the court, bring energy and vitality to the team, you know, and try my best.”
Perhaps because of Battier’s attitude, now Haslem has returned from injury, but Battier is still the most stable starting lineup.
Since James is in the low position for a long time, Battier’s more responsibility is in the defense.
“I don’t think it makes my job any easier.” Battier said, “Every game, I need to fight hard, rebound, block and physically fight with the opponent.”
Back then, Battier’s main defensive position was on the wing players, but now he needs to face all kinds of inside players. At this time, the defensive use of hand-to-hand combat is more appropriate.
“It’s a different kind of fatigue, when you’re playing as a four and you’re really fighting against the opponent, you can wake up the next day after a game and wake up in the morning with that kind of pain in your body. It’s a completely different level of fatigue.
’” Battier said.