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Udonis Haslem’s hilarious response to Jamal Crawford overtaking him as oldest player

Heat, Udonis Haslem

Miami Heat icon Udonis Haslem is no longer the oldest player in the NBA after shooting guard Jamal Crawford signed with the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.

Both Haslem and Crawford are 40 years old, but the latter was born in March of 1980, while the former’s birthday is in June.

When asked by Heat reporters if he’s upset that he’s no longer the oldest player in the league, Haslem gave a hilarious response.

This is exactly why Haslem is beloved by everyone in the NBA. His sense of humor is off the charts and it’s what everyone needs right now given the state of the country.

The Heat have already clinched a spot in the 2020 playoffs, so the team will use its eight seeding games to knock off the rust after such a long hiatus.

Once the postseason starts, Miami will ultimately go as far as All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo can lead the franchise. The Heat missed the playoffs in 2018-19, so fans in South Beach are excited to see their favorite basketball team back on the NBA’s biggest stage.

As for Crawford, he will look to help the undermanned Nets clinch a playoff spot in the East. The team will be without DeAndre Jordan, Spencer Dinwiddie, Taurean Prince, Wilson Chandler, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant due to COVID-19 and injuries.

The Nets are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. They will battle it out with the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards for the last two remaining postseason spots.

Haslem, the Heat’s all-time leader in rebounds, only appeared in three games before the season was suspended in March following Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test. U.D. is still on the roster for his veteran leadership.