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