Udonis Haslem lone Heat player to ride out Hurricane Irma https://t.co/amYgXfZXNH— Shandel Richardson (@ShandelRich) September 15, 2017
The Miami-born-and-bred player, Udonis Haslem, was the lone player who stayed during the storm. Erik Spoelstra joined the calls for evacuation and encouraged the players to depart.
Haslem said that his Southwest Ranches home sustained minor issues most South Floridians have faced. He checked into a hotel after his home lost power, according to Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
“My yard took a beating,” Haslem said. “My house, my foundation was great, which I expected. My yard took a beating. Trees knocked down my fence. I sent [Spoelstra] a lot of videos. I was cleaning up my trees on my own. It’s been a long time since I did that kind of work. I just saw everybody in my neighborhood cleaning out trees. I said let me get out there and clean out my trees. Why not? Besides that, I’m blessed my foundation was well. My family, my mom, my grandmother. Everyone is fine.”
It’s good that Haslem, his family and his home were OK despite the damage Hurricane Irma wrecked. All’s well that ends well, right?