Udonis Johneal Haslem
Facts of Udonis Johneal Haslem
|Full Name:||Udonis Johneal Haslem|
|Birth Date:||June 9, 1980|
|Profession:||American professional basketball player|
|Height:||6 feet 8 inches (2.03m)|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
|Birth Place||Miami, Florida|
|Education||University of Florida|
|Mother||Debra Haslem & Barbara|
|Kids||Kedonis, Josiah and Elijah Haslem|
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Udonis Johneal Haslem (born on 9th June, 1980 in Miami, Florida, USA) is an American professional basketball player, best known as a power forward for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Florida, where he was a key member of four Florida Gators NCAA tournament tour.
Udonis has also played for French club Elan Chalon previously and then signed with the Miami Heat in 2003. He has won three NBA championship while playing for the Heat.
Udonis Haslem: Professional Career
His professional career started since 2001 when he signed with French professional team, Chalon-Sur-Saone. In August 2003, he signed with Miami Heat as an undrafted rookie, where he played in the Rookie Challenge. He earned NBA All- Rookie Second Team honors and helped the Heat reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
After that, in 2004-05, Haslem started and appeared in 80 games with averaging 10.9 points, a career-high 9.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 33.4 minutes per game. His 540 field goal percentage ranked 5th on the Heat’s all-time single season and ranked 4th in the NBA.
Furthermore, in June 2006, he played and helped the Heat win their maiden NBA Championship with a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. He recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds in the title-clinching game six. Similarly, on 10th November 2006, he scored a career-high 28 points in a 113-106 win over the New Jersey Nets.
Despite his ankle injury that took place on 29th January 2008, he played five games of the season on February 23 against Golden State Warriors. In November 2010, he signed a five-year deal worth approximately $20 million with the Miami Heat. But due to his foot injury he couldn’t play well and the Heat were defeated in six games by the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 NBA Finals.
Once again in 2012, Haslem helped the Heat to win their second championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder, and became the team’s all-time leader in total rebounds with 4808. He became the first undrafted player in the history of NBA to set a franchise rebounding record. The following year he helped the team to win its third championship against the San Antonio Spurs.
Besides his basketball career, Haslem has involved himself in the entertainment industry. He appeared in Flo Rida’s music video for the song “Going Down For Real(GDFR)” and was heard on the music video “Bet That” by “Trick Daddy featuring Chamillionaire and Gold Ru$h.
Udonis Haslem: Net Worth & Salary
Udonis Johneal Haslem has an estimated net worth of $15 million. According to the report, Haslem earns around $60 million from Miami Heat. He has an estimated annual salary of $2393887, while carrying a cap hit of $1512601 and a dead cap value of $1512601.
Furthermore, talking about his property, he bought a home in Southwest Ranches for $3.2 million and he owns a luxurious Dodge Challenger’s SRT-8 model car. Apart from NBA salary, Haslem also earns from his business ventures. His franchise includes Einstein Bagels, Starbucks and Auntie’s Anne Pretzel, which are all in Miami. He also owns a food and beverage company called JFC Miami.
Udonis Haslem: Wiki, Bio, Age, Parents, Education
Udonis Johneal Haslem was born on 9th June, 1980 in Miami, Florida (of Puerto Rican descent) to his parents; Johnnie Haslem (Father) and Debra Haslem (Mother). Haslem was raised mainly by his stepmom, Barbara and as a sibling he has younger sister named Sheana. He is 39 years old now and belongs to the birth sign Gemini. By nationality he is an American.
Talking about his schooling, he attended Wolfson High School and Miami Senior High School. In 1998, Haslem accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. From 1998-2002, he played for the Florida Gators basketball team.
Udonis Haslem: Personal Life; Wife & Kids
Haslem fell in love with Faith Rein, a businessperson and a sports broadcaster whom he dated for 14 years. He met Faith Rein in 1999 while attending the University of Florida, where she was a member of the Florida Gators track and field team. These hearts met and they married on 24th August 2013 at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach.
The couple are blessed with three kids; Kedonis, Josiah and Elijah Haslem. Udonis is also fond of social service and Community Welfare Programs. He opened a foundation called “Udonis Haslem Children’s Organization” who works for the betterment of underprivileged children.
Udonis Haslem: Physical Appearance and Social Media Sites
As a basketball player, the former NBA All-Rookie star has an amazing height of 6 feet 8 inch and he weights 107 kg i.e. 235 lb. And also he has a very good physique.
He is popular among the people and shares his stories and love with his fans through different social media accounts. Haslem holds 524k followers in Instagram, 408k followers in Twitter and 6668 followers in his Facebook page.