The veteran captain of the Miami Heat, Udonis Haslem, debuted in this NBA campaign with incredible numbers. In two minutes the 40-year-old pivot accumulated two baskets, two technical fouls and the expulsion of the game after a scuffle with Dwight Howard.
The two minutes he played against the Sixers could also be his last two minutes as an NBA player in a regular season, a very peculiar version of the epic goodbye of Kobe Bryant with 60 points a few seasons ago.
Epic in bad version. Haslem had it with Howard, another common suspect in accumulating technical fouls in the NBA during the Miami Heat’s 106-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
“It has been my favorite moment of the season so far”, commented Erik Spoelstra, Miami coach, when asked about the expulsion. “It is excessive passion, competitiveness and bad milk. Love it. That is why we continue with you. Everyone in the dressing room respects and loves him ”.
If he doesn’t play in Miami’s last game of the regular season, Haslem could end up with crazy averages if your numbers are equalized every 36 possessions: 48 points, 12 rebounds and 100% accuracy in field goals.
Also, as they wryly launched from StatMuse, one altercation per minute. No one that old had been kicked out of the NBA for at least the last two decades … it is said soon.