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Udonis Haslem No Longer A Forgotten Man

Udonis Haslem isn?t afraid to challenge anyone, and sometimes that includes reporters.

Take Monday?s off-day practice in Indianapolis for example.

Haslem scored 17 points on Sunday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, so the scrum of TV reporters crowded around the Heat?s starting forward was larger than normal. One reporter asked Haslem a seemingly innocuous question about whether he was happy to break out of his shooting slump.

It was the wrong choice of words.

?I haven?t been in a shooting slump,? Haslem fired back. ?I just do what I?m called upon to do. I don?t take very many shots. Sometimes it?s not about shots for me. Sometimes it?s about defense and rebounding.

?I took seven shots in the first two games. That?s 3?1/2 shots a game, so it?s kind of really unfair to judge off that.?

Point taken.

Source: Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald


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