Udonis Haslem Revealed Why He Yelled ‘F**k Bill Russell’ During Jersey Retirement
As we reported previously, Bam Adebayo let slip that his former Udonis Haslem wasn’t a fan of everyone retiring Bill Russell’s jersey after the NBA legend’s death. Haslem even went as far as swearing against Russell.
While mostly everyone seems to be pretty much okay with the NBA honoring one of its biggest legends league-wide, Haslem still isn’t a fan, which likely dates back to the hard fought battles he and his Heat shared with the Celtics during his career.
Whatever it is, Haslem now revealed his reasoning, while also saying that he’s got nothing but love and respect for the 11-time Champion.
“Tell me when you are going to see a Miami Heat jersey hanging in Boston. I had to repent that. I love Bill. No disrespect to Bill. He just caught that stray… Respect Bill Russell. I love him. Why the f*** he got to hang in here? The s*** that comes out the people’s mouths to us when we are playing there? I might not take back what I said, now that I think about it,”