In a recent episode of "The OGs" podcast, Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller were joined by fellow former NBA players Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles of the "Knuckleheads" podcast. They talked about a bunch of topics, from Kevin Garnett wanting nothing to do with Haslem, how quiet Dwyane Wade was growing up, and more.
Udonis Haslem says Duncan Robinson is a better shooter than Kevin Durant
Co-host Mike Miller discussed who the guy's top five shooters are in the league. Haslem, of course, said Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson. Miller had Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard and Desmond Bane.
Haslem said he would "take KD out" because, "We ain't saying scorers, we ain't saying basketball players. The word upstairs says shooters, shooters in a shooting competition. Duncan Robinson, yes, I think he would beat K."
Miller responded with a simple, "Okay."
In the video, Miller is clearly stunned by Haslem saying he would pick Robinson over Durant in a shooting competition. Career-wise, Robinson does have a higher three-point percentage than Durant.
Kevin Garnett wanted nothing to do with UD
Richardson asked Haslem about his beef with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Haslem went on to explain how the situation had started. This happened during the Miami Heat's first-round matchup against the Boston Celtics in the 2010 playoffs. Richardson and Garnett got into an argumnt after Garnett had pushed a Heat player to the ground. After Richardson got in Garnett's face, Haslem came in an escalated things to the point where there was pushing and shoving between Richardson and Haslem and Garnett and Glen "Big Baby" Davis.
"Now here I come, then I cut KG now, he done turned his head," Haslem said while watching the video of the situation. "He don't want none of that, now you looking the other way. I'm right where I'm supposed to be. But see, my thing was, I ain't even want Big Baby. He just got in the way. I was going for No. 5, you know what I'm saying? But where I'm from, man, you can't do that bro. You'd get the whole park shut up talking like that -- who you talking to? Talking to me? I just want to understand why he was never talking to me."
If you watch the clip, you can see Garnett push Richardson out of the way. If you have been following Haslem's career, then you understand he won't let a teammate get pushed around. It's safe to say that Haslem, Garnett and Pierce will never get along.
Dwyane Wade was quite as a mouse growing up
Richardson and Miles knew Dwyane Wade when he was a young high school prospect in Chicago. Haslem asked about what Wade was like before they became Heat teammates.
"Quiet as a mouse," Richardson said.
This was a cool episode for people born in the 1990s. Richardson and Miles were on those early 2000s Clipper teams, which were fun to watch. Miles and Richardson have their podcast called "Knuckleheads," which is a really good listen. This episode had a lot of good stories about their eras and how the game is different defensively. They also talked about current events from today's game, including who should be an All-Star and Finals predictions.