Will Shane Battier's annual Miami Heat-centric celebrity karaoke event ever reach the heights of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James singing a duet of a Michael Jackson song again? Maybe not, but this year's edition, which went down last night at the Fillmore Miami Beach, did feature a King of Pop duet as a highlight. This time, however, it was coach Erik Spoelstra and his girlfriend Nikki Sapp taking on "Billie Jean."
Lots of two-steps and little squeaks here, which probably confirms everything you'd ever thought about what Spoelstra would be like in party mode. Hey, you don't become one of the youngest coaches in the league by spending your time learning to do things like dance and figuring how to sing a full song.
In second place for awkwardness, we have Pat Riley, surrounded by a cadre of random women singing the appropriate "Twist and Shout." He forgoes most dance moves but actually completes the song, because when Riley puts his mind to something, he's determined to achieve it.
And then we have host Shane Battier himself taking on "I'm Too Sexy." It turns out Battier is in fact not too sexy for his shirt, and, probably for the better, it remains intact throughout the rendition. Unfortunately, those pants were not removed and replaced before he came out.
Then actual singer Jon Secada came out to accompany Battier for a duet.
People paid real money to see these performances, which is OK because all proceeds went to the Battier Take Charge Foundation.
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