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Monday, May 21, 2018

Shane Battier’s ‘Battioke’ karaoke event was a huge hit again (Videos)

Miami-Heat-Ken-Jeong-KaraokeMiami Heat forward Shane Battier has been holding an annual karaoke event for charity over the past several years, and each year seems to be better than the last. The event is one of the most entertaining of the year and has brought us a number of Heat players and celebrities hurting our ear drums for a great cause. Monday night was no exception.

In my opinion, Battier, Greg Oden and actor Ken Jeong stole the show with their rendition of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way.” The fact that Jeong is 5-foot-5 and was standing between a 6-foot-8 guy and a 7-footer is hilarious in itself. He barely came up to their waists.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem — all rocking shirts that said “The Heatles” — also killed it with their performance of “Blurred Lines.” Two years ago, LeBron stole the show when he took the stage rocking a wig and sang “Super Freak.”

There was plenty more action beyond the two aforementioned performances. One of the highlights of the night came when Chris Bosh did The Carlton Dance and sang an incredibly tone-deaf version of “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones.

Pat Riley, who killed it with “My Girl” back in 2012, took the stage with Jimmy Buffet this year.

Dwyane Wade’s fiancee Gabrielle Union even got in on the fun and sang a classic Garth Brooks country song.

There are plenty more videos from the evening on the Miami Heat’s Instagram account for those who are interested. The team knew they would have a lot of work to do if they wanted to beat Mike Miller and Birdman singing Vanilla Ice last year, and I think they answered the call. We can’t wait until next year.

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