FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem prepares to take a shot during the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Miami. Haslem's name was never called on draft night in 2003. Most of the players picked that year are long gone: only eight of the 58 selections played in the NBA this past season. Haslem is still around, though, and his story serves as a reminder: Getting taken in the draft doesn't guarantee much.
FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem prepares to take a shot during the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Miami. Haslem's name was never called on draft night in 2003. Most of the players picked that year are long gone: only eight of the 58 selections played in the NBA this past season. Haslem is still around, though, and his story serves as a reminder: Getting taken in the draft doesn't guarantee much. Wilfredo Lee, File AP Photo
FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem prepares to take a shot during the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Miami. Haslem's name was never called on draft night in 2003. Most of the players picked that year are long gone: only eight of the 58 selections played in the NBA this past season. Haslem is still around, though, and his story serves as a reminder: Getting taken in the draft doesn't guarantee much. Wilfredo Lee, File AP Photo

For Haslem, being undrafted was just a beginning

June 14, 2018 05:21 PM