As Ishmael Smith walked around downtown with Shane Battier on Friday afternoon, it didn't take him long to realize Battier's status in the Bluff City. "Shane is a superstar here," Smith said. "He's a rock star. Everywhere I've walked, people say, 'Hey Shane!' I've kind of been the second tier. 'Oh yeah, nice to meet you.' But he deserves every bit of it. I think he's excited to be back here." Battier is backMemphis Grizzlies Welcome Home, Shane Battier See all 36 photos at full sizeGrizzlies vs. KingsWhen, where: 7 p.m. today, FedExForum TV, radio: No TV, WRBO-FM 103.5 Battier and Smith were introduced as the newest members of the Grizzlies on Friday after being acquired from the Houston Rockets on Thursday for Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll and a protected first-round pick in 2013.
Shane Battier hungry for playoff success in second chance as Memphis Grizzly
Memphis Commercial Appeal | Feb 26