Udonis Haslem has made his decision clear, and it’s to retire at the end of this season.
As widely expected, Haslem, 38, said in a recent interview with Basketball Insiders that he will end his career alongside close friend Dwyane Wade. Both players are in their 16th NBA season, and plan to retire when it’s over.
“I’m gonna call it done too. There’s nothing else left for me to do on the basketball court,” Haslem said to Basketball Insiders. “My kids are getting older, my son is playing college football at the University of Toledo, my 11-year-old is playing travel baseball and I never see him as he’s always out of town. My eight-year-old is playing travel basketball. There’s so many other things for me to be engaged in right now.”
The Miami High grad, who started his NBA career in 2003 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Florida, has spent each of his 16 NBA seasons with the Heat. The power forward has been part of all three NBA championship teams in franchise history.