As if he weren’t busy enough being captain of the Miami Heat and fundraising for his nonprofit, three-time NBA champion Udonis Haslem has found off-the-court work. He’s a partner in JFC Miami, which operates Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels shops at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the new Miami Central downtown train station.
Here are Haslem’s Magic City slam dunks:
“Can’t leave home without my new sneakers. I teamed up with Dwyane Wade to create the Udonis Haslem edition of Way of Wade’s All City 5s sneakers.”
“I love being on the water and taking in the beautiful city skyline.”
Golden Yacht Charters, 1635 North Bayshore Drive, Miami; 305-532-2628; goldenyachtcharters.com.
“You can talk about anything you want in a barber shop. Your boys and a few beers make for the best conversation.”
Razor Ray’s, 1328 Northwest 36th Street, Miami; 786-313-3870.
“I always check on my Starbucks team and grab a quick coffee with my JFC Miami business partner, Ramona Hall. My order? The UD Dirty Chai: three shots of espresso, five pumps of vanilla, five pumps of hazelnut and 2-percent milk.”
Starbucks at Jackson Memorial Hospital, 901 Northeast 17th Street, Miami; jfcmiami.com.
“Fulvio Sardelli, the owner at Sardelli’s, is not only an amazing cook, but a friend. I’ve been a customer for so long that now when I go, I don’t even have to order — he cooks for me, and he never gets it wrong.”
Sardelli’s, 331 Van Buren Street; Hollywood; 954-921-8331; sardellis.com.
“I’ve been very blessed in my life, so I make it my mission to give back. I created the Foundation in 2005 because kids are our future, and I believe it’s our duty to help them reach their fullest potential.”
Udonis Haslem Children’s Foundation, udkids.org.
“I bought my wife’s wedding ring at Koosh, and I’ve had a relationship with the owner ever since. I value personal relationships more than what each of us can do for one another from a business perspective.”
Koosh Jewelers, 2790 Stirling Road, Hollywood; 954-927-7777; kooshjewelers.com.
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“I’m a diehard Miami Dolphins fan and have been since I was a kid. They are the only NFL team to win the Super Bowl with a perfect season. My favorite Fins swag is my helmet.”