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Udonis Haslem is 37 years old and known as “Mr. 305” for his birthplace and pro basketball team. In fact, when it comes to the NBA, Haslem has never played for anyone but his hometown Miami Heat.
But that nearly changed this summer, the 6-foot-10 power forward told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
“I got an interesting call from Cleveland,” Haslem said. “My son is out there [as a student and football player] at the University of Toledo in Ohio. It was something to consider.”
The Cavs added former Heat star Dwyane Wade to go with former Heat star LeBron James. That was after another former Heater, James Jones, retired to go work for the Phoenix Suns’ front office.
Ultimately, though, Haslem returned to the Heat — a team for which he has played all 14 of his NBA years.
“Now a days, you average five points and five rebounds and you get $40 million,” Haslem said. “There are minutes out there for a guy like myself regardless of my age. I get phone calls every summer. It’s always something to consider because at the end of the day, I can still play.”