“Don’t know what the f**k they’re talking about with that s**t” – Udonis Haslem SLAMS media for downplaying Heat players’ talent

The Heat are down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, but they are not giving up on their talent and their culture.


“Don’t know what the f**k they’re talking about with that s**t” – Udonis Haslem SLAMS media for downplaying Heat players’ talent

Udonis Haslem of Miami Heat (Via Getty Images)

The Miami Heat are facing a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals after losing to the Denver Nuggets 108-95 on Friday night. The Heat have been unable to match the Nuggets’ offensive firepower and defensive intensity, and have been outshined by their star duo of Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray.

But the Heat are not ready to throw in the towel just yet. They are also not happy with the narrative that they are a team of undrafted players who don’t have enough talent to compete for a championship.

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But these players have proven themselves throughout the season and the playoffs, overcoming adversity and defying expectations. They have shown grit, resilience, and heart, qualities that are often overlooked by the media and fans. The Heat’s veteran leader Udonis Haslem, who is one of the undrafted players on the team, was furious when asked about the perception that his team lacks talent.

It’s disrespectful for people to say that because you can’t just trick your way into the Finals. It takes talent,” Haslem told Bleacher Report before exiting the locker room. I don’t know what the f— they’re talking about with that s—. Yes, we have some undrafted players, but they’re also talented players and we’ve made it this far. We just have to limit our mistakes.

They got 20 points off our f—ing [14] turnovers. That s— can’t happen. But I believe in this team just like I did on those teams when we had D-Wade and LeBron [James]. I have no doubt we’ll respond accordingly.

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The Miami Heat’s undrafted stars

Gabe Vincent, left, and Max Strus, right. (Via (NBA Getty Images)
Gabe Vincent, left, and Max Strus, right. (Via (NBA Getty Images)

Haslem is not the only undrafted player who has made an impact for the Heat. In fact, some of their best players this season have been overlooked by every team in the draft.

Duncan Robinson, who is one of the best shooters in the league, went undrafted in 2018 after playing at Michigan. He has been a lethal weapon for the Heat’s offense, averaging 8.5 points per game and shooting 44.4% from three-point range in the Finals.

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The Heat have built their team with players who were overlooked by other teams. They have also developed players like Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, and Max Strus, who were either drafted late or signed as free agents.

They will try to extend their season on Monday night when they face the Nuggets in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Heat will need to play with more urgency and intensity than they did in Game 4, and they will need to rely on their talent and teamwork to overcome the odds.

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