The Miami Heat‘s 2023 playoff run has been full of great stories, starting with their upset wins before reaching the NBA Finals.
Jimmy Butler has made headlines thanks to his performances, too, as well as Erik Spoelstra’s coaching skills.
During Game 3 of the Finals, another Heat legend made history when he checked into the game late in the fourth quarter.
At 42 years old, Udonis Haslem became the oldest player to play a Finals game in NBA history.
42 year old Udonis Haslem makes history by being the oldest player to play in an NBA finals game pic.twitter.com/3Jxoaocd26
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) June 8, 2023
Haslem broke the record previously held by Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The veteran player will turn 43 on Friday when the Heat take on the Nuggets in Game 4, marking a big difference between him and Abdul-Jabbar, who was 42 years old and 58 days at the time.
This would have been better if Haslem entered the game with his team having a big advantage over the Nuggets, but it was the other way around.
After the second quarter, the Heat didn’t have an answer for Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and a surprising Christian Braun, who came out of nowhere to help his team get the win.
Denver reminded everybody that they’re a terrific team that won’t go down without putting up a fight.
The Heat need to bring their A-game this Friday if they hope to keep their chances of winning the title alive.
It won’t be easy, but playing at home, Miami has a big chance to upset Denver again.
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