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Udonis Haslem No Longer A Forgotten Man

Udonis Haslem isnt afraid to challenge anyone, and sometimes that includes reporters.

Take Mondays 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 Heats 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 havent been in a shooting slump, Haslem fired back. I just do what Im called upon to do. I dont take very many shots. Sometimes its not about shots for me. Sometimes its about defense and rebounding.

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

Point taken.

Source: Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald


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