Miami Heat: Pat Riley the only person to ever scare Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem #40 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrate(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Udonis Haslem #40 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrate(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are done making noise as a team, but that doesn’t mean that they have to be silent as individuals. That’s just what some of them are doing, taking their free time to make the rounds with some media appearances.

Never one for empty words, the Miami Heat’s Captain and The OG in Udonis Haslem, recently made an appearance. Speaking with Colin Cowherd on The Herd, Udonis Haslem had quite a bit to say, including a bit on the only person that has ever scared or frightened him.

Well, not quite to that extent, but he did say that this person was the only person that has made him so nervous, that he avoided speaking to them for two years. Despite that guy being his coach and despite them having to work together that long without speaking, two whole years, that’s what UD had to say of The Godfather, Pat Riley.

That wasn’t all he had to say though, as he spoke on the Brooklyn Nets and how they parallel to the Miami Heat’s Big 3. Speaking on how it was when that whole era of Miami Heat basketball first came together, here is what he told Cowherd.

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Miami Heat great, Udonis Haslem, recently spoke about a few things, including the Nets, the Big 3, and the only person to ever scare him.

"It was harder than we thought, I mean we all thought that we were going to come together and you know… we were just going to make magic. But uh, first and foremost, we all had to gain each other’s respect.I mean every day, Chris Bosh had to prove to me how good he really was. He wasn’t on my team, so I didn’t care. D-Wade and Bron would go at it. People didn’t know, D-Wade and Bron would go at it. I think maybe the first month… month and a half was just you got to prove to me how good you really are because you ain’t been here."

Comparing that to Brooklyn, he only had good things to say about them. Basically, he said that though he didn’t know their total potential at the top of the year, they were very talented and they had a great support system.

Speaking toward the injuries a bit as well, of course, he also mentioned how the Miami Heat had the “Big 3” and the “Little 12”, noting how he believes Brooklyn has those types of guys too. Mentioning Jeff Green and former Miami Heat guard, Tyler Johnson, by name, he referenced those as the types of glue guys it takes to win.

Essentially, he gave them the seal of approval, seeming as though he believes they can win it all this year. He doesn’t seem to be that off either.

In any event, that puts the Miami Heat no closer to, once again, hoisting up that trophy. With all of this at the front of mind, it’s about time to start asking that annual question about the subject at hand though.

Is Udonis Haslem returning? Will he be around for another potential Heat title run?

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That’s a question that is sure to get an answer soon, as it always does and likely one that’s decided, mostly, by Haslem. While he used to be scared to talk to Riley, he and Riles will probably have a cozy little chat to decide his fate more sooner than later.

Yes, that means he isn’t scare of him anymore.