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LeBron, D. Wade & Others Perform Karaoke for Charity


Shane Battier played thirteen seasons in the NBA, the final four seasons alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as part of the back-to-back championship-winning Miami Heat team.

Battier retired from basketball at the end of the 2014 season, but he’s still hanging out in Miami trying to win battles. Karaoke battles that is.

Each March Battier and his wife Heidi host Battioke, a charity Karaoke event that features current and former basketball players, coaches and front-office professionals who let loose for a night.

Yes, even Pat Riley participates in karaoke!

After all, it’s for a really great cause. The event raises money for the Battier Take Charge Foundation which awards college scholarships to top-performing, underprivileged students.

Battier told, “we’re looking to change the fortunes of first-generation college-goers and their journey towards success.”

Here are just a few of the great performances that were thrown down in Battioke over the last four years that the event has been held!

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem perform Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines:

LeBron James and Michael Beasley perform Back That Azz Up by Juvenile:

Chris Bosh Performs It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones:

Pat Riley Performs Twist & Shout

If you’re in South Beach next March be sure to grab tickets to Battioke and come out for a night of fun!

Learn more about the Battioke Take Charge Foundation and how you can get involved today.

About the author


Kristina writes about NFL and NBA athletes. She founded The Sports Loop and can be reached on Twitter at @kristinarunning. She's a marathoner and hopes to one day be an ultramarathoner.