Udonis Haslem makes it official: he’s returning to the Miami Heat for the 18th consecutive season.

Haslem, who has been with the Heat since 2003, confirmed last week that he would return to the Heat. Now, according to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, he has struck a deal with the South Beach franchise. However, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

While Haslem’s role on the court has decreased over the years, he remains an important presence for the Heat franchise. He only played in four games in 2019-20 and didn’t suit up for the squad during their incredible playoffs run in the bubble; however, Haslem still made his presence felt.

To recall, during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Haslem was seen giving his teammates a passionate speech to rile them up. Jimmy Butler was even full of praise for how Haslem motivated them despite eventually losing the contest.

Through his 17 years with the Heat and the NBA, Udonis Haslem has career averages of 7.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. His best season came during the 2007-08 season when he averaged a near double-double of 12.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest.

Live and breathe the NBA?

🚨 Get viral NBA graphics, memes, rumors and trending news delivered right to your inbox with the Clutch Newsletter.

Follow ClutchPoints on Twitter & Instagram, and like us on Facebook. We can also be found on Flipboard where you can subscribe and follow us.

All of our Heat and other NBA content can be found on the NBA section of the ClutchPoints home page here. For all of our college basketball content, click here.

Follow NBA games live by downloading the ClutchPoints App and heading to the scores tab under the NBA section.

You can listen and subscribe to the Battle for LA podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Soundcloud. You can also find new episodes of Battle for LA, the ClutchPoints NBA Podcast, and Establish the Pass under the Podcast tab on the ClutchPoints home page.