Miami Heat: A quotable Udonis Haslem thinks this NBA legend isn’t that tough

Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat high fives Udonis Haslem #40(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat high fives Udonis Haslem #40(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics looks to pass the ball in the second half against LeBron James #6, Shane Battier #31 and Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images) /

Miami Heat legend, Udonis Haslem, doesn’t think this NBA legend was a real ‘tough guy’

While context is the hardest thing to garner from text-based communication of any form, social media, text messages, and some longer-form writings, it’s very imaginable here with UD. Udonis Haslem is and has always been a certain type of guy.

When he says something and on certain topics, take it at face value. That’s definitely the case here.

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"More seriously, I made the mistake of asking UD about this year’s Hall of Fame class and particularly the toughness of Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. He quickly corrected me. To him, only two of those guys were tough."

In case you can’t read between the lines, the guy that he’s most likely referring to is Kevin Garnett. While there isn’t any confirmation and may never be, there is a good chance that this is who he’s referring to, especially considering the whole Ray Allen to Miami fiasco, the fact that they had battles in the postseason, and considering that this fact of KG not really being as “tough” as he makes it seems is something that other NBA tough guys have talked about.

While that was a bit of a stern turn in things, they do get, kind of, lighthearted again. In this last example of Udonis Haslem feeling like talking a bit, he spoke on the topic of him getting a few minutes at some point this season.