He goes for 30 and 10 every night

For Shane Battier, that's 30 minutes on the massage table and 10 in the whirlpool

Updated: April 5, 2012, 11:02 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

THE HEEL OF a high-top basketball shoe, when attached to the foot of a large man and applied with force, can mimic a sledgehammer. Shane Battier's big toes, at a rate far exceeding expected odds, have found themselves on the receiving end of those pneumatic heels. Right big toe smashed one week, left big toe smashed the next. Barring the invention of steel-toed basketball shoes, the jackhammering of heel into toe in post-up situations will remain a little-known NBA occupational ...

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