By Jeff Case
Heading into Game 7 of The Finals, most of us expected LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to do the heavy lifting in the scoring column and they both came through, finishing with 37 and 23 points, respectively, as Miami’s top two scorers. The Heat’s third-leading scorer in Game 7? None other Shane Battier, who finished with 18 points thanks to a 6-of-8 shooting night from 3-point range.
Battier’s big night helped Miami to a 95-88 victory that wrapped up the Heat’s second straight NBA crown. After the game, Battier found himself on the postgame dais, where he was as forthcoming and interesting as you’d expect. Playing off a comment Battier made during the East finals, he was asked what was the first thing he’d eat after the victory. His response was he was looking forward to his wife, Heidi Ufer, “cooking him a nice ribeye.”
We have no idea what Battier ate after the game or where he went, but by the end of his evening, he found himself dining at a place a lot of folks do after a busy night of partying: Denny’s.