Udonis Haslem puts on a show for final regular-season home game of legenedary Miami Heat career
Udonis Haslem made sure to give Miami Heat fans something to cheer about in the final regular-season home game of his 20-year NBA career.
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Haslem scored 24 points, his highest mark since 2009 to help the Heat to a 123-110 win over the Orlando Magic.
? Udonis Haslem, 42, with an alley-oop slam in the final regular-season game of his NBA career. 16 points. #Gators pic.twitter.com/pqflS7g48A
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The former Florida big man even made let it fly from behind the 3-point line.
Guess who our leading scorer is so far? ?
UD with 16pts through 3 quarters pic.twitter.com/zjdN2BySzY
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Haslem hasn’t been much of a scoring contributor this season, but he made a point to demonstrate that he’s still got it at 42 years old.
Haslem on his 24-point showing in his final regular season game: ‘i gotta be honest,it’s a lil personal, I get a lot of flak for not playing and sitting on the bench, a lot of people think I just drink coffee around here and do nothing..’ pic.twitter.com/jyIFUkrQL2
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Today — Rest of season —
24 PTS 3 PTS
9 FG 1 FG
3 3P 0 3P
His most points in a game in over a decade. pic.twitter.com/I90AmrjcrP
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Heat legend Dwyane Wade, Haslem’s teammate from 2003-to-2016, was on hand in Miami. Haslem was also gifted a rocking chair by current teammate Bam Adebayo.
Bam Adebayo gifted Udonis Haslem a rocking chair ?pic.twitter.com/q2o4GvaSty
— The Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 9, 2023
Haslem played at UF from 1998-to-2002 under Billy Donovan. He went undrafted in 2002 but signed with the Heat on Aug. 6, 2003 after playing in France. Haslem helped Miami win NBA championships in 2006, 2012 and 2013.