Shane Battier

09/25/2017 – Shane Battier – 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner – Arrivals – New York Hilton Midtown – New York City, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Laurence Agron /

Birth Name: Shane Courtney Battier

Place of Birth: Birmingham, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 9, 1978

*African-American (father)
*European (mother)

Shane Battier is an American professional basketball player. He has played for the Memphis Grizzlies, the Houston Rockets, and the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and for the U.S. national basketball team. He is a co-owner of D1 Sports Training in Memphis. He is 6′8″.

His father is black and his mother is white. An article by Michael Lewis in the New York Times detailed that during his youth, Shane found it difficult to fit in with both his white and black friends.

Shane is married to Heidi Ufer, with whom he has two children.


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. dlxzvs says:

    correction caucasian should be changed to european or white

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