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Erik Spoelstra revealed the favorite player he has coached since he took over the Miami Heat back in 2008.

Spoelstra said three-time NBA champion Udonis Haslem is his favorite Heat player.

“You guys are going to put me on the spot like that? Obviously, I’ve been very fortunate to be able to work for a Hall of Famer, to be able to coach a lot of Hall of Famers.

But my favorite Miami Heat player is not a Hall of Famer, but he’s a Miami Heat hall of fame, and his numbers will go up in the rafters as soon as he’s done. And he was the player when won our championship against Oklahoma City, he was the one that dumped the Gatorade bucket on me. And that was Udonis Haslem. He is Mr. Miami,” Spoelstra told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Spoelstra and Udonis have worked together for the past 17 seasons.