Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at 5:54 pm  |  58 responses

Udonis Haslem Responds to Paul Pierce’s Tweet

Udonis, you mad? Via ESPN: “Miami‘s Udonis Haslem fired back at Paul Pierce’s tweet jabbing at teammate LeBron James, calling Boston‘s captain a ‘studio gangster’ Friday. ‘Paul who?’ Haslem told reporters at Friday’s afternoon practice, according to Michael Wallace of ESPN’s The Heat Index. ‘Man, ain’t nobody paying them dudes no attention, man. You know what studio gangster is? Look up that, look up the definition of studio gangster. I’m here to play basketball. First of all, I don’t tweet. So I wouldn’t know what he tweeted if you guys didn’t tell me.’”

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  • http://www.CollegiateHoops.net DeAnte

    Smh lol

  • Flight

    Unfortunately, Paul has more of a right to say “Udonis who?”. But good to see him standing up for his team. On the other end, how awful is that a stupid “tweet” causes so much controversy.

  • t-sizzle

    some people can’t handle the truth..

  • http://aaronwatters.com A-Watt

    Next Lebron is gonna complain that UD is playing too much. Haslem is starting to think he matters.

  • Flight

    And I hate Paul Pierce, but a “Studio Gangster?”. The dude got stabbed like 11 times. Not fitting, even though he is a baby on the court..

  • Flight

    And I hate Paul Pierce, but a “Studio Gangster?”. The dude got stabbed like 11 times. Not fitting, even though he is a baby on the court..

  • clib

    Paul who? really? He only has 15000 more points than him. 8 All Star games and has made 92 millions more dollars than him. Paul Who is the stupid comment not Pierce’s tweet.

  • LD

    Don’t call the guy who kicked your ass 2 times already this season a “studio gangster.” What does that make you?

  • Pharoah

    It’s good Udonis is stepping up for his teammates but seriously Udonis who?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ‘Tweet’ has got to be the sh!ttiest verb in the English language when not pertaining to birds.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    He’s mad because he picked the wrong team.

  • LeBron de Con

    Can’t Lebron fend for himself? Seriously, we all adults

  • Cheers

    lol the whole miami team.

  • ripslam

    Um, a championship and a Finals MVP, got stabbed 11 times and came back to play in the same season. Made the Celtics half-relevant for half a decade before the Big Three era, one of the most clutch players in the NBA and 20,000 career points. Udonis who? Maybe you focus on figuring out how not to lose back-to-back home games there fella.

  • ClydeSays

    I like Haslem’s game, but that was a weak response. Pierce may have a quick trigger on the mobile, but he’s got the game to back it up.

  • The D Train

    Ah, U-God…some pretty crazy stuff from a cat I totally respect. He’s the kind of guy you love having on your team (as such, I really hoped the Mavs would get him this off-season), and I gotta respect him staying home for less dough. The “Paul who?” line is a bit off-base, but I still respect him stepping up for his ‘mate. Also…does anyone else miss when athletes didn’t talk trash via social media outlets? So “studio gangster…”

  • fitzy

    20 and 10 one game for haslem and he thinks he matters lol

  • vtrobot

    Kobe pretending he doesn’t know who Matt Barnes is works a little better. Pretending you don’t know who Pierce is? Not so much. D. Wade, who? I like UD a lot, but spend more time trying to get your team to act and play like you, and less time worrying about the BS. I love the players who think the ARE actually gang banging killers while these other guys only play that role in the “studio.” I think we all spaced on how many bodies you got your gun, UD. Way to keep it real, bro.

  • robb

    I don’t like the Celtics especially Paul Pierce, but Udonis writing “Paul who” is just stupid. Just the third best scorer in the history of the Celtics, a champion and one of the best players in the league. Who are you Udonis?

  • KING

    @ripslam the celtics sucked before the big 3. They were one of the most laughable teams in the nba. UD got it right with the studio gangster comment but defending leb!tch james ain’t a good look. GO HEAT

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    “It got blew up out of proportion, saying that I told coach Spo [Erik Spoelstra] that he’s playing me too much and he’s a bad coach,” James said before Miami’s game Saturday against the visiting Toronto Raptors. “You kind of understand sometimes what Randy Moss was talking about when he said, ‘I will not be answering any more questions.’ Because every time I say something, it gets turned out of character.” Lebron the HEAT is on, so I hope you are up for this, so watch what you say and please respond to Paul yourself. Lebron must still be scared of WEST. BOOK IT!!

  • Hammer

    I like haslem,but c’mon man. Let this 1 slide. U better than that. Or…r u? Pierce tweet was funny tho. And he had every right 2 tweet that after the @ss whooping they laid on em. But I agree w/the comments here bout twitter. F**k twitter. I’m kinda surprised that grown *ss men that r older than me use twitter. I’m embarrassed 4 them

  • Dre

    I think people are forgetting the Udonis has a championship as well.

  • Dre

    Paul should have saved that tweet because you got to see them dudes more this year. Crap like that comes to bite you and make u look like an @$$. Especially this early in the season. Paul shouldn’t be picking at Lebron… make the comment about the whole team seeing as that he is always checking Lebron and LBJ has averaged more points against the Celtics than any player in Celtic history.

  • The D Train

    A couple of things: Boston, at least currently, has LBJ’s number. The past, the current…no doubt. We should also remember that Paul is the same guy who said something about not going back to LA during the Finals last year. That sh1t didn’t work out so well, right Pauly? I appreciate the guys sticking it to Lebron, in all his kingly glory, but Pierce definitely has the reputation of opening up his big mouth when it might behoove him to keep that trap shut (and yes, this whole post was just an excuse for me to use “behoove” on the Slam boards)…

  • Jason Litton

    Udonis is jealous and by now is wishing he was a Celtic

  • burnt_chicken

    The Seed always reads like a domestic version of Greek dude lite to me.

  • Spade

    Udonis is from an alternate reality where he thinks he matters. Interesting to see no Eboy here to give a lame a$$ defense for Udonis (well not really….)

  • ciroqobama

    @King- Pierce made it to the Eastern Conference Finals Pre KG & Ray Ray. It’s not like he was shi**y before they got there.

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  • Kwame

    i guess lebron took some mental notes on that….

  • LD

    I’m pretty sure Paul Pierce talks trash during the game as well and not just on twitter. His twitter comments are for his followers who can’t hear what he says during the game.

  • LD

    @kwame- LeBron also thinks race might have had something to do with that tweet.

  • S-Mills

    Udonis who? Are you kidding me? Here’s a guy that takes an enormous paycut to help the team he’s loyal to win. Hes easily the most consistent guy on the heat and should probably be starting over Chris Botch. He put a ton of effort it for such little respect. Then you hate because he defends his teammate? Is that a bad thing? Most overlooked here he didn’t just @reply p-double here, a reporter asked his opinion on the tweet. Like he said he wouldn’t have even known about it if the reporter didn’t bring it up. And anyway when he says “Paul who?” he’s not saying he’s above Paul he’s talking about the tweet. As in “Who is Paul pierce to diss lebron James”. Paul Pierce really shouldn’t be hating on Lebron and definitely not over twitter. That’s the real truth.

  • http://Www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Hahahaha @ burnt_chicken. Nice one.

  • Musa

    Y’all can’t get mad at UD I play basketball overseas as week, and any bigman on a team is an enforcer kind of like the offensive line to a quarterback. And as well you cam see thr brother hood and team chemistry coming together your supposed to stik up for your teammate that’s what I call help defense. And yes udonis should be starting be he’s not because not his offensive game but hes more like 6’7 undersized but still stays consistent everytime

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ speedy

    Deepest hate and archrivalry in the making.

  • JD

    i can see many comments by heart-broken cavs fans

  • thegfunk

    Its the truth. I cant deny it. Pduble is gonna do damage to the heat this season.

  • vtrobot

    @ S-Mills: “Who is Paul Pierce to diss LeBron James?” The dude who’s team has got the best of LeBron James and his team pretty much every time they’ve played, or at least all the times it mattered. And a dude who doesn’t need to have hour-long decision specials. I don’t hear many people on here dissing UD for ANYTHING other than they fact that his response was stupid. It just was. People need to respond to PP and KG on the court.

  • tavoris

    How is PP a studio gangster? Dude only talks about BASKETBALL.

  • MikeC.

    I’m a sofa gangster.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    Right there with ya MikeC. Lol.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    And, if I was Udonis, I would be ashamed that I couldn’t start ahead of Chris Bosh. That guy is a freakin’ joke.. Pierce has earned the right to talk, he has a ring, something LeBron ain’t got, and may not ever get, if this Heat team don’t get no better.

  • KB8toSG8

    LOL. Udonis just shot himself in the foot with that idiotic statement. But Paul’s got the right to talk his mind on his twitter page much like any other athlete got the right to talk on his…..Funnily enough, I don’t see JTaylor 21 or Tarzan talking about this lol. I expected them to be one of the first few comments since it pertained to LeBron and expected them to call Pierce some ish….

  • KB8toSG8

    And frankly, what’s wrong with what Pierce said? :P Kobe said he’d take his talents to the NBA, LeBron said he’d take his talents to South Beach and Pierce said he’s gonna take his talents to Memphis for the next game like countless others did previously before him. And he didn’t really abuse him. Just a light jab. Waay better than showing up other teams and dancing during the 4th quarter all high and mighty from the bench….


    Paul Pierce is THE TRUTH!

  • S-Mills

    @vtrobot And individually lebron is twice the player Paul pierce is. As for the decision special, we could argue all day. In my opinion, we all watched it and raised millions for charity so apparently it wasn’t that unnessicary. “People need to respond to PP and KG on the court.” LOL if people should respond to something on the court it should probably be started on the court not over twitter.

  • http://slamonline.com lakerslegend

    Udonis is a sick team player and is very consistent with boards and buckets and Paul is a celtrik who tweets petty things that just add fuel to the fire ima be laughin when d wade n lebron dunkin on boston in the playoffs to go to the finals for the next 5 years…PP is a studio gangster cuz he fakes injuires comes out in a wheelchair and talks smack wit kg thinkin they hard thats studio gangstas and paul is more of a diva if nething watch artest shut him down again

  • All Day

    Udonis, the “studio gangster” label is so 2005, like your damn cornrows!

  • flipnoyce

    Just wondering, who isn’t a studio gangster in this day in age anyways.All this fake as rappers specially, hmmm and I wonder where most of them are from lately. Udonis just in case you have no idea Pdouble was born in Oakland and raise in Inglewood. Just ask DR. DRE and company what it’s like living there circa late 80′s to early 90′s.I’m NOT saying Pierce is a gangster, but he’s most definitely more gangsta than you and Lebron combine. The dude got stab 11 times you think you’re going to punk him. Just play ball cause we all know Pierce can hold his ground!

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    Studio gangster?


    I thought Pierce was an NBA basketball player?

  • gp

    Paul Pierce is a studio gangster. Yall are making it seem like he isn’t just because he can hoop. Just because he is a great ball player doesn’t make him hard. Just because he got stabbed it doesn’t make it hard either.

  • gp

    In fact, the reason Pierce got stabbed in that Night Club is because he ran up on some cats who don’t pretend. And just because that fool is from Inglewood doesn’t automatically make him “Real”, or “gangster”. He shoulda been talking all that mess when Ron Artest outplayed him for the championship in Game 7 of the Finals last year. He was on hush mouth after that.

  • hillbilly

    I’m the lyrical gangster. Nah, na na na nah, na na na nah, na na nah, na na nah, na na na nah…

  • Dre

    Come on guys just because Paul Pierce lived through a stabbing and lived in LA don’t mean he is hard. Boys II Men lived in Philly but they are about as hard as a babies ass.

  • Dre

    Ahhh D. Train, Paul Pierce has not had Lebron’s number. Boston might have a good percentage against his teams but Lebron averages the most points on the Celtics out of any player in NBA history. That is including MJ’s 63 pt game and Magic Johnson, D. Wilkins, Kareem, etc. So no Paul Pierce and the Celtics have not had his number. Paul really needs to shut up because he is always the one getting used by Lebron… he is the one Lebron gets all those points on.

  • Dre

    Come on guys just because Paul Pierce lived through a stabbing and lived in LA don’t mean he is hard. Boys II Men lived in Philly but they are about as hard as a babies ass.

    I mean the other alternative to living after being stabbed is to die… that does not make u hard.