Longtime Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem made his first appearance of the 2020-21 season tonight. The 18-year veteran certainly got his money’s worth.
Haslem played three minutes in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers. In that time, he converted both of his field goal attempts, grabbed a rebound, scuffled with Dwight Howard and got himself ejected.
That’s a busy night for the 40-year-old bruiser. Haslem has basically been a coach in uniform for the Heat the last several seasons–counting tonight, he’s played in 45 regular season games the last five years–so he clearly wanted to be active from the moment he stepped on the court tonight.
Below is the footage of his altercation with Howard, which led to Haslem getting the early gate.
UD got ejected after getting into it with Dwight 👀 pic.twitter.com/DwLaSi1Dk6
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 14, 2021
If this was Haslem’s last appearance in an NBA game, he made it a memorable one. He’ll no doubt have some interesting things to say postgame.
Meanwhile, at halftime in Miami, the Heat are pouring it on against the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 overall seed. They lead the 76ers 60-41 at intermission.