Udonis Haslem Rumors

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Udonis Haslem
Udonis Haslem
Position: F
Born: 06/09/80
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $2,393,887
Udonis Haslem: Congratulations to my family @Dwyane Wade and @Gabrielle Union on the birth of their beautiful baby girl. Got my ass kicking boots on and ready to be the best godfather ever my boy!!! #biggerthanbasketball #og #blessed

They claim Haslem did admit his dog earlier this year to their hospital, where they successfully removed a rope he had swallowed. The court docs claim Haslem did indeed consent to the castration of his dog, despite the NBA star’s claim otherwise. They claim Haslem authorized the procedure to neuter his dog Juice and they acted with the standard care that all practitioners in veterinarian medicine use. They are demanding the entire case be thrown out.
In September, days before the start of training camp, Wade announced he would return for a 16th and final season. At 38, Haslem isn’t too far behind retirement-wise, although he’s yet to make anything official. The players are far removed from their days as key contributors but still remain the heartbeat of the Heat franchise. “It’s been a great ride,” Haslem said. “It’s been a lot of ups and downs. We’ve shared victories and we’ve shared each other’s defeats, not just on the court but off the court as well. That’s how our bond has grown to become more than just teammates. We’ve become brothers. We’re family. We have similar stories.”
CBS Sports: There’s been so much noise on the Jimmy front, and this isn’t your first experience with rumors hanging over a team. Do you consider it part of your job to talk to guys about this stuff and keep them focused? Udonis Haslem: Only if I feel the need to. Only if I see that there’s a guy that can be disturbed by trade rumors, that’s not giving his best effort or not being himself because of the trade rumors that might be surrounding that particular player. But we haven’t had any of that. Our guys have stayed engaged. Our guys have stayed in touch. Guys have continued to focus on the team and the things that they’re trying to improve.
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CBS: How have you seen Josh develop? Do you see a different version of him this year? Udonis Haslem: Yeah. Every year, Josh gets more and more comfortable and more and more confident in who he is on both ends of the floor. And I’m saying that not from a physical standpoint, ’cause he already came in with a lot of physical attributes, but just from a vocal standpoint. He’s getting a lot more vocal on both ends of the floor, controlling us on offense and getting guys in their spots on defense, holding guys accountable and being vocal. The sky is the limit for Josh Richardson because he has all the talent in the world. He’s long, he’s athletic, he has the ability to play both ends of the floor. Now, stepping into that leadership role, we need him to be a little bit more vocal and take control of this team. Because, at the end of the day, Dwyane [Wade] and I, our day is coming. And there has to be somebody else that has to uphold the standards and continue to make sure the Heat culture regenerates through the organization and to the locker room.
CBS: What’s your definition of Heat culture? Udonis Haslem: Selfless. Hard-working. Heat culture guys are a little rough a round the edges. You gotta have a chip on your shoulder. You’re not out there to be liked. We’re out there to get better, man — the Heat culture is all about family, all about being selfless, all about pushing each other to the next level to be the best you can possibly be. And at the end of the day, we’re not looking for approval from nobody else outside our organization.