Houston Rockets player Shane Battier to be a first time dad

03/17/2008 at 06:01 PM ET

Houston Rockets forward Shane Battier, 29, and his wife Heidi are currently expecting their first child on June 9th.  The former Duke University player is excited about the upcoming birth and the fact that it may require him to take it easy.

Having a baby will slow things down and allow me to enjoy life a little more.

Shane and Heidi have been married since July of 2004.

Source: Houston Chronicle

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Meg on

sniff sniff my 1st crush, she stole him before he met me.

congrats to them(that was painful)

Xan on

Yay! I’m a Dukie and we all love Shane down there. Congrats!!!!

janice on

Wow, his wife seems really tall. Is she an athlete too?

Callie on

We love and miss Shane in Memphis. Congrats to them! I’m sure that baby will be gorgeous!

And, Janice, I think Heidi must be standing on something in that picture. She’s not nearly as tall as Shane.

Kris on

Congrats to Heidi and Shane! I wish them and their little family every happiness.

katie on

i love love love shane. I really wish he would come to Toronto to play for us he is such a classy guy! They should name the baby ROCKET lol… or Yao

coco on

we love shane here in houston too. couldnt ask for a more genuine guy. congrats to him and his wife. plus the rockets are hot right now!maybe he could help us birth a championship at the same time!

Jen on

I’m a complete and total Dukie (will always be a Cameron Crazee)…congratulations to Shane and his wife!!

Mike on

I’ve been a Houston Dukie since 85, and loved seeing Shane come down our way…I had my first a few years back, and he went home in a Duke onesie… Congrats Shane and Heidi, it will be the most enjoyable time of yalls life.

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