John Sidney Battle is a retired American professional basketball player.
McKinley Technology High School.
A 6" 2" (188 m) guard from Rutgers University, Battle was selected in the fourth round of the 1985 National Basketball Association Draft by the Atlanta Hawks. He spent 10 seasons (1985–1995) in the National Basketball Association, playing mainly as a reserve for the Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, while suffering from type B hepatitis. He ended his career with 5,338 points.
Battle had three nicknames: "J.B.," "Cricket," and "Pickle." Battle is married to Rhythm & Blues singer/recording artist Regina Belle.