For the third straight year, Shane Battier got his Heat teammates together in Fillmore to put their vocals to the test in “Battioke” – an event that raises money for Shane’s ‘Take Charge Foundation’, which is dedicated to providing financial aid for underserved students looking to go to college.
It’s a great event not only because it raises a lot of money for Shane Battier’s foundation, but also because there tends to be loads of videos of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh making a fool of themselves by doing something that doesn’t involve them putting a ball through a hoop. Who doesn’t want to see that?
Last year, we saw Wade and LeBron team up to sing “If I Ever Fall In Love”, which, still, to this day, I can’t stop watching it. And this year, the two stars teamed up off the court again, this time to sing “Blurred Lines.” And, man, it was amazing.
From Wade trying to hit the high notes to Udonis Haslem rapping all of T.I.’s part to LeBron’s dance moves, The Heatles didn’t disappoint.
Oh, but wait. It gets better.
Shane Battier, Greg Oden and Ken Jeong decided to join forces to sing The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.” Ever think you’d see Greg Oden in a blonde wig? Nah. Didn’t think so.
Then, of course, Chris Bosh went solo for his performances.
Bosh gets bonus points for wearing that outfit.
And last but not least, LeBron and Michael Beasley teamed up to rap Juvenile’s “Back That Ass up.” So classy.
BATTIOKE. THE BEST EVENT YOU DIDN’T GO TO THIS YEAR.