Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem welcomes Joe Biden with emotional social media post

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Miami Heat veteran Udonis Haslem celebrated the victory of President-elect Joe Biden with a social media post that included a CNN commentator’s emotional reaction to Biden’s win.

Udonis Haslem and Van Jones

Van Jones was the CNN commentator who broke down on the air when describing what he feels will be a key difference between Biden and President Donald Trump: racial justice.

Haslem has been quite vocal about the string of police-connected deaths of African-Americans this year. However, given his family ties to law enforcement, he made an effort not to demonize the service of all members of the police.

Still, Haslem had previously expressed many of the same fears as Jones about being an African-American parent whose children could be in danger in the future.

Whether or not Haslem returns to the Heat for what would be his 18th season with the team is unknown. Regardless of whether he does, he figures to continue being a voice off the court for racial justice.

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Brad Sullivan is a freelance writer for, having been an avid fan of NBA basketball for more than four decades. During that time, he's watched the Heat evolve from gestation period to expansion team all the way to three-time NBA champions. He'll follow their quest toward again reaching those lofty heights, and do so by offering some perspective along the way.