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Heat players, former NBA stars react to Udonis Haslem’s fiery speech

Udonis Haslem

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 22: Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers during Round One, Game Three of the NBA Playoffs on August 22, 2020 at the AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Midway through the third quarter of Game 2, with the Heat seeming to deflate against the size and relentless attack of the Lakers, veteran and Heat Icon Udonis Haslem tried to light a fire under his team.

During a timeout, he got in their faces with the kind of rant we can’t repeat in front of children.

“Play harder...” was Jimmy Butler’s answer to what Haslem said that could be repeated. “I like the way that we responded to it. But we got guys that when you tell them what it is, we normally respond. So maybe he should just start the game off cussing people out.”

Butler wasn’t the only guy who liked what Udonis Haslem said, Heat legend Dwyane Wade did, too.

Wade wasn’t alone.

If the Heat need another fiery speech from Haslem for Game 3, this series is over.