Miami Heat veteran, 3 time champion and long tenured NBA player Udonis Haslem spoke with the Players Tribune on the current on-going global epidemic that has crushed the world at an alarming rate, causing catastrophes by the second.
People are losing their jobs, livelihoods, and families all over the world due to the virus known as COVID-19 (Coronoavirus).
What is also alarming, is that when being instructed to protect yourselves, wash your hands, and stay home, some people have taken the message lightly, potentially causing bodily harm to others.
One, who is not for the B.S. is Haslem, who told the Players Tribune,
“If you got a roof over your head and some food in your fridge and you don’t have to go to work to feed your family, just do the easiest thing in the world, man”
This is for the people who refuse to follow instructions being sent from medical personnel, doctors, law makers, and law enforcement to stay home to prevent passing along the deadly virus.
Of course they’re those “Spring Breakers” who will refuse to listen, and won’t let their vacations be interrupted or disturbed by the global epidemic; but Haslem has a clear and direct message for them also stating,
“F*ck your spring break, just keep your Ass home”
What really drove Udonis over the edge is that these privileged kids are just ignoring all the signs of this virus publicly telling newscasters “if I get corona, I get corona” just to backtrack their stance after showing clear signs of the deadly illness.
Haslem continued telling the Tribune,
“They never had to worry about nothing more serious than a pop quiz”
Notably, Haslem sounds off on these same individuals speaking from his heart admitting,
“these kids flying down to places like South Beach for a couple days to party, and they think that’s Miami; But they’ve never seen the real Miami. They’ve never been to Liberty City. They’ve never seen the side of this city that’s living check to check; The side of the city that’s surviving meal to meal”
There will be those that think Haslem shouldn’t be the one to address these antics, but he is exactly the right person to address these issues.
Haslem actually grew up in Liberty city (area in Miami known for theft and robbery against tourist). Mom who struggled with drug addiction before ultimately recovering, also was homeless for a duration of time.
He’s been there, done that.
Furthermore, Haslem ultimately just wants everyone to stay safe, healthy and if you have no business being out the house as Haslem says, “Just Keep Your Ass Home”
Flip the page to see reaction from around Twitter, video of spring breaker showing no remorse for getting sick and the original article where Udonis goes further in depth about the issues in Miami.