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Udonis Haslem says Paul Pierce is a “studio gangster”


The Miami Herald's Joseph Goodman sent out this tweet:

Udonis Haslem called Paul Pierce a "studio gangster" today after practice. Quote of the year.

Not sure what prompted Haslem to lash out at Paul.

Could it have been the Celtics second consecutive win over Miami?

Could it be the realization that the underperforming Chris Bosh makes 4-times his salary?

Could it have been Paul Pierce's 25 point performance?

Could it have been Paul's trash talk tweet:

It's been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis

I bet it's all of the above.

UPDATE: ESPN's Michael Wallace has the full Haslem quote:

"Paul who? 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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  • NineSevenEight

    What the hell is a studio gangster? If he’s trying to imply Pierce as soft, he doesn’t have to look beyond his own locker room. I’m pretty sure the Celtics were playing against “studio gangsters” last night. Udonis is just mad that he took a pay cut to put up bigger numbers than Bosh.

  • Adam Joseph Goodman

    no relation.

  • UhOh!!

    “studio gangster” is what rappers(hip hop artists) call other rappers that are soft and have no street cred but act hard on their songs… basically a fake tough guy….

  • CFH

    Maybe if the Heat paid them dudes some attention, them dudes wouldn’t be putting the ball in the basket quite so often?
    I’d like to applaud Haslem for paying attention to his own team, rather than smart-alecky remarks from the outside… but it just sounds like more of the Heat not realizing that they have to go through other teams to win. Paul who? Paul of the defending EC champion that’s beaten you twice this year, that’s who. That’s not phony, that’s the standings.

  • NineSevenEight

    More importantly, shouldn’t the reporters have baited James into a comment on Pierce’s tweet? Why Haslem? Pierce was clearly referencing James’ remarks during “The Decision”.
    And really, Udonis? Paul who?
    He’s that future HOF’er guy who torched your team for 25 points. It sure was a quiet 25 though, I’ll give Haslem that.

  • Poor guys are so angry they got their ass busted again. Sorry pals, we want LA a lot more than you.
    Side note: these glasses are HORRIBLE. Seriously, they disturb me.

  • bigpartymaker

    South Park has been all over LeBron the last couple of weeks. Great stuff

  • Lee in Oregon

    Udonis should stick to smoking his crappy shwag and being the best big man on his team.

  • udouche hasdouch

    I don’t think anyone on that team could ever call a man who was stabbed nine times and only missed one game “soft”.
    Haslem’s a joke and always has been, a coat tails riding joke. He couldn’t suck the sweat of Pierce’s jock strap.

  • Nora

    Udonis who?

  • mileke

    Udonis are you mad?? aparently it coudnt be studio talk if we beat ya’ll right? whts studio talk is when them sonuvabitches annouced that they were goin to win 7 rings ! not while the Big 3 is in boston ! miami always got fuckin excuses, and be tryna talk all that fly shit, i thought ya’ll were goin to use the negativity as motivation? are ya’ll not motivated? gtf miami, ya’ll are sorry and you know it too… celtics will be the 2011 world champions, mark my words !

  • Lee in Oregon

    A)Haslem is somewhat of a punk for what he said about PP, but his take on twitter was spot-on. My personal opinion is that twitter is completely useless, other than making headlines that dont deserve any coverage.
    B)Pierce didnt need to rub it in with that tweet. kicking thier ass twice was enough. The tweet was unnecceassy, I’d rather not give them blackboard shit. Riley will be coaching them soon enough and he’ll use that.
    C)You guys kicking Haslem should note this, he’s got game, and the same anount of rings as anyone on the C’s not named Shaq. He doesnt start on every team in the NBA, but you have to admit he’s solid.

  • Mileke

    He Gott “A” Ring…. But What Other Akknowledgements… Defensive Team? No. MVP? No. All Star? No. Hall Of Famer? No. Defensive Player Of The Year? No. Rookie Of The Year? No. NBA 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Team? No. So Its Evident That Though He Have The Same Amount Of Rings, He’s Not Nowhere Near The Help Miami Needed That Year…. And If It Wasnt For Shaq And D.Wade He Wouldnt Have That 1 Ring… But I See Where You Coming From… But He Just Cant Be Compared To Anybody On The Celtics Team, Not Even Our 15th Man Von Wafer…

  • Wayne7779311

    That’s real right there.

  • Funny stuff..lol..I think Udonuts should grab a banjo and play some blues music personally..he needs a 2nd job..he’d be good in the “what should I do?” commercials. feel bad for him though as he is and was better than posh bosh..but media used to put bosh on a pedestal..no more..he’s being exposed..
    Miami’s problem is they need to get D. Wade involved more, and it’s just the sos..stop wade, ya stop the heat..lebron will be sterns pride and joy and will always get his 30+, and if he’s not, the officals will put him on the line so he can.
    I think Stern may be Lebrons long last daddy, as he’s favored so much..but it’s fun to watch lebron run into shaq..thing is Celtics know they’re gonna get screwed everytime by the officials, so the get themselves up early in a game like that so there’s no way the officials can take it away from them.
    And Rondo..it’s funny we get to see players like bosh and lebron just in awe with watching him, instead of playing their position..
    But, once Miami realizes that they need Wade to lead and not Lebron, they’ll be tough..right now, it looks like a struggle between Lebron and Wade on who’s to lead..and Wade is better than Lebron all around, especially in the clutch, but hell, Celts got like 6 players better than Lebron (He’s very overrated by the favoritism he gets in the nba and officiating..he’s good, and in the top 25 players in the league, but on the bottom half.
    I’d rather have Truth, Ticket, Ray, Rondo, Davis, and Nate more than LeBron..LeBron’s at his best when he plays by himself, and I think he’s actually hurting Wade’s play because of his selfishness

  • LarryBirdsJ

    did you start your career in france Udonis? scary how out of touch some of these guys are

  • Sarah

    That’s pretty accurate Haslem.
    Maybe Paul will be a gangster like you when he gets stabbed 8 or 9 times.
    OH WAIT…..

  • PPsucks

    Haslem….he plays Forward for the Miami Heat he has one ring Lke Paul “wheelchair” Pierce

  • NineSevenEight

    Yeah and Adam Morrison has two. So what? Pierce earned his right to talk the talk. His team is the one who walked the walk. The Heat have been talking about bulletin material since before the ink was dry in July.
    The rest of the NBA had to put up with their front running antics, WWE performances, and showboating. What’s wrong with giving them back what they given everyone else with their baseless hollow threats of taking mental notes on what all the “haters” have said about them. If getting their asses smacked around not once but twice isn’t gonna motivate them, a harmless tweet blown up by the media certainly won’t. The fact that we’re even talking about a tweet as news is ridiculous.
    When Udonis Haslem joins the only other 36 players in NBA history to score 20,000 points, then he can talk about “Paul who?” It’s more like, Udonis who? He’s the guy Boston will live with taking his shot. He should thank Doc and the Celtics for boosting his numbers.

  • Nora

    I know who he is. I also know that a certain team does not have more then one ring if the did not have the refs in their back pocket.

  • Nora

    People who talk smack in interviews lose all my respect. If he has a problem get it out on the court don’t whine after a loss in a interview.

  • I love it. The Heat can’t, and won’t beat the Celtics. Bitches.

  • jared

    Eff this guy. Now Udonis, why dont you and your three buddies there swagger off to the strip club to do hits of blow off strippers asses. Welcome to Miami!
    Seriously, your club sucks, noone in your city really gives a damn, and you dont have the talent of Paul Pierces pinky.
    Also, if you think that calling a man like Paul Pierce “not gangster” is a put down, well, jokes on you you stupid twit.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    Dropping 25 in Lebron’s grill and beating the Miami Heat twice already in this young season, both games not even being that close… well, thats gangsta if you ask me. All the gangsta we need. Save the silly shit for these idiots on the Heat, we’ll stick to winning.

  • GreenBlood

    Haslem needs to team up with Mrs. Villanueva. Can’t beat the Celtics on court so attack them with social media. Pathetic.

  • Lee in Oregon

    All I said was the guy is a solid NBA player. Comparing him to Von Wafer makes it hard for me to take you seriously.
    and what the F is with capitalizing every word of every sentence?

  • thetitleisours

    These guys need to start turning in their man card who have the media fighting their battles for them lol

  • JD

    He’s also a mediocre role player at best who couldn’t hold Pierce’s jockstrap.

  • greenbeand

    haslem gets embarrassed at home and that’s his spin? has he ever made an all star team or the Olympic team… nuff said

  • Mike Munger-Return to the Rafters

    This coming from a guy who was a 300 pound fat fuck not that long ago. Paul Pierce is an NBA Finals MVP. Haslem is someone who has a ring because he rode Shaq, Wade, and Antoine Walker to a title. Haslem is Miami’s version of Brian Scalabrine.

  • mileke

    What You Mean Take Me Seriously? Von Wafer Did Get The Rockets To The 2nd Round In 2009 And Pushed The Lakers To 7 Games Lossing By 3 On Lakers Court, And He Was A Key Player On That Team, So I Say He Cant Be Compared To Von, Cause Once Von Get A Ring, It’ll Be Foolish To Put Them Two In The Same Sentence!! And Thats Just How I Type But Thats Not What We’re Here To Talk About !

  • PP > Kobe

    Bro, Paul Pierce was stabbed 11 times and never missed a game and has a lot more heart for his team than kobe does as he said best, “i want a trade, i want a trade”. You can’t talk trash about PP especially when it comes to ball hog kobe.

  • PP > Kobe

    Bro, Paul Pierce was stabbed 11 times and never missed a game and has a lot more heart for his team than kobe does as he said best, “i want a trade, i want a trade”. You can’t talk trash about PP especially when it comes to ball hog kobe.

  • PPsucks

    then why say Udonis? and are you talking about the 08 Celtics?

  • PPsucks

    yeah prolly, but idk why he would want to hold his strap at all but sure

  • PPsucks

    ok buddy haha…..Pierce wanted out before he got Allen and KG…..hence Kobe and him were playing pick up games with each other in UCLA that summer so if you dont know STFU!…..LOL ball hog? Kobe’s average for his career in Assist is 4.7…..Wheelchairs is only 3.8

  • Champ

    The truth was stabbed 97 times before a game and he still played while losing 4 gallons of blood. He is a warrior!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • aaron

    paul pierce= future hall of famer
    udonis haslem= future 6th man on a turkish team