Udonis Haslem was born, raised, and played his NBA career in Miami, Florida.
The Miami Heat will play against the Denver Nuggets on Monday, which will mark the first time since Nikola Jokic hit Markieff Morris with a cheap shot earlier this month after a hard foul.
Morris missed several games while Jokic got suspended. The incident led to Marcus Morris trading shots with the Jokic brothers online.
With reports that Jokic’s brothers are going to the Monday match after buying tickets, Heat veteran Udonis Haslem recently issued a stern warning to them.
“I have nothing to do with that, man,” Haslem said to the Miami Herald. “We’re going to play a basketball game. “That’s over with. I don’t have nothing to do with that. I keep hearing about the Jokic brothers buying tickets to come to the game. They better stay in line and don’t come down there and start trouble. Miami is my city. It’s my city.”
Haslem reiterated that the Heat will go to play basketball, and that Jokic’s siblings should just enjoy the game.
“What the hell you buying tickets for?” Haslem continued. “To come do what? That’s my city. Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. Come enjoy the game and take your [butts] home. Ain’t nobody messing with your brother. We come to play basketball.”
The Heat have been hot on the court as they are winners of their last six games in the past eight contests.
Denver has been going in the other direction as they have lost six consecutive games.