Udonis Haslem is the toughest and grittiest veteran on the Miami Heat’s roster.
As such, when the going gets tough, players know they can always count on him to tell it how it is.
With his squad clearly losing control of their NBA Finals match-up against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, that is precisely what Haslem did.
Cameras caught him mid speech – and he looked passionate.
🗣️ UD giving the Heat a pep talk pic.twitter.com/JWQBGLkVfk
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 3, 2020
According to ESPN NBA insider Rachel Nichols, Haslem’s actually verbiage was exactly what it looked like on TV.
I was gonna try to relay what UD said on television, but honestly I would have had to leave out 95% of it due to FCC regulations. https://t.co/VK64Nfocd3
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) October 3, 2020
Unfortunately for Haslem and the Heat, the speech didn’t work. They ended up losing 124-114 and find themselves in an 0-2 hole.
Game 3 between the Heat and Lakers is scheduled for Sunday.
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