Udonis Haslem and Dwayne Wade have been playing together in Miami for the last seven years. They have been part of the Miami Heat that won only 15 games in the 2008 NBA season. Now that the Heat has its own version of the big three in Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, they are instant contenders. The three NBA superstars have agreed to a pay cut for an opportunity to play together, making it so much easier for Haslem to decide to stay where he really wants to. There are also unofficial reports that Haslem’s friend Mike Miller has agreed to join the Heat. Haslem and Miller played together as Florida Gators.
Now Haslem is re-signing with the Miami Heat even if he stands to earn less than what other teams have to offer. This, Haslem says, would be an opportunity for another championship run and at the same time be where he wants to be… to stay close to home.