Shane Battier: Man of Mystery 

"Here we have a basketball mystery: a player who is widely regarded inside the N.B.A. as, at best, a replaceable cog in a machine driven by superstars. And yet every team he has ever played on has acquired some magical ability to win ...

The cog? Former Grizzlies first-round draft choice Shane Battier, who is the subject of a long and fascinating profile in The New York Times.

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