The Heat officially bid farewell to the 43-year-old veteran! 20-year 3-crown career officially ended bluntly proud of the last season
On June 14, Beijing time, the NBA Finals ended yesterday. The Heat lost 89-94 to the Nuggets on the road to lose 1-4 on aggregate and miss out on this year's NBA championship.
Earlier today, the Heat officially posted a pregame pre-game photo of Haslem and wrote: "Thank you, Senator and our old captain. According to previous reports, after the end of this season, Haslem will end his legendary career and officially bid farewell to the NBA arena. Haslem made a G3 appearance in this year's Finals, becoming the oldest player to play in the NBA Finals at the age of 42 years and 363 days.
Although he didn't win the championship to end his career, Haslem didn't regret it, saying: "I'm so proud of these guys in our team, I'm so proud of this team! I want to thank these guys for giving me great memories that will stay with me. I told the players that I had no complaints, I had no regrets. They gave me a last season that I will never forget and that's what I was hoping for. ”
It is worth mentioning that since 2016, Haslem has played a total of 65 regular season games, with the most minutes played per game in 2019-20 (playing 4 games in total, averaging 11 minutes per game). His total playing time is less than 8 hours (7.95 hours), but his salary income is $14 million (14,692,277).
A 43-year-old veteran, Haslem deserves respect throughout his career. Haslem was not drafted in the 2003 draft, but he made it to the Heat as a lost draft on his own, and has since played for the Finals 7 times in his career and won the NBA championship 3 times.