Udonis Haslem Unveils Latest Initiative to Help South Florida Community

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Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem is constantly repping the city of Miami and always looking for ways to help out those in need. His newest initiative is no different.

Halsem is partnering with Magellan Housing in order to build affordable housing in North Miami. According to the South Florida Business Journal, the project plans to build 124 apartments, a community garden and 10,000 square feet of commercial, clinical and office space on the land at 13780 Northeast Fifth Avenue.

The 39-year-old, who is entering his 17th NBA season after re-signing with the Heat this offseason, reacted to the news on his Instagram account.


The University of Florida product has spent his entire NBA career with the Heat, having joined the team back in 2003, the same year the team drafted guard Dwyane Wade. In 16 seasons with the team, Haslem has averaged 7.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while constantly showing other players what it really means to be a Heat player.

With this new project that is sure to help many people in the community, it’s easy to see why Haslem is loved by so many in his hometown.

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