It was an average season for the Miami Heat this season. They battled the Boston Celtics in a tough seven game series in last year’s playoffs and the Heat haven’t been the same since. Miami is 16-16 so far this season in a tie with the Atlanta Hawks for the playoff spot in the Southeast Division. The longtime Heat veteran said the team is in a “hangover” after the team was eliminated in the playoffs by the Boston Celtics last season.
If there’s one player who knows what Miami is talking about on the Heat, it’s Udonis Haslem. He is in his 20th season as a professional and has played all of them as a member of the Heat. Haslem knows the vibe of the locker room and a lot of things on the team. The 42-year-old clearly knows what he’s talking about.
NBA betting sites have the Heat (+4000) to win the Finals next season.
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Udonis Haslem says he is ‘hangovered’ after being forced out of the game last season.
The Miami Heat were one shot away from returning to the NBA Finals last season, but fell short. Miami’s 2022-23 season didn’t start out the way they had hoped. They have struggled to find a winning streak and have had some nagging injuries that have seen some of their best players miss significant time.
At one point this season, the Heat were in twelfth place in the Eastern Conference, but now they have climbed to seventh place in the East. 20-year NBA veteran and longtime Heat member Udonis Haslem described it as a “little bit of a hangover” to start this season.
“Sometimes you have a little hangover. We had a long season last year. He’s one shot away from the finish line,… “Sometimes you’re waiting to pick up where you left off. We wait for the friend and everything to take off and maybe we forget how hard we have to work to find that chemistry. – Udonis Haslem
Their 2022 playoff run was tough for the entire team and they are still trying to find their footing again.