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.?
Source: Joseph Goodman, Miami Herald