Miami Heat: Udonis Haslem extremely emotional tackling America’s unrest

Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat observes the playing of the national anthem (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat observes the playing of the national anthem (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

With the Miami Heat and the NBA preparing for a return, the world around them is not at peace. Udonis Haslem spoke on the issues before us on Sunday.

The Miami Heat and the NBA are preparing to go into what they are dubbing a “bubble city” and finish the remainder of the NBA season that they took a hiatus from as the coronavirus pandemic took hold of America, at least according to emerging details.

While they are hopeful to go into a “bubble” to regain a semblance of what they consider to be normal life, a return to the day to day rigors of the life of being an NBA player, what the world around them is experiencing is anything but “normal”.

With the death of George Floyd under the knee of a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer, the streets of a lot of cities across the United States of America have become battlegrounds for protesters, rioters, looters, and those in charge of keeping the peace. While it has been a largely neutral combustion as far as the two opposing sides go, an event of events that have taken place over the last three to four days in America, the big loser has been the arenas or settings of these battles.

While the cause and the protection of the peace are both causes that may be seen as rightful here in this scenario, it has all come at the costs of these communities of which these events have taken place. We have all noticed it.

The Miami Heat and their players can’t escape the reality of our last few days in America. Here is one of the more revered guys, Udonis Haslem, commentating on it all.

There is one person of particular reverence to us all that is certainly noticing. Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat has seen what is taking place and he decided to speak on it.

From the Twitter account of the Miami Heat’s and WPLG Local 10’s Will Manso, here is UD taking on the tough topic Sunday. The two-part clip here is as it’s posted, part one on top and part two below it.

Needless to say, it was a tough watch, a tough watch indeed. It is tough to see the man we know to be so tough, be so vulnerable, needy, and clueless.

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Usually, UD could just do the UD thing and tough it out, willing the outcome in his favor, but that just doesn’t work here. Hopefully though and for all of our sakes, we all figure something out.