Udonis Haslem had but to play in his 18th NBA season earlier than Thursday night time when the Warmth huge man was lastly capable of get on the ground to face the 76ers.
It was a historic second for Haslem, who turned the oldest participant to play for the Warmth.
The 40-year-old did not final lengthy, nevertheless. He performed solely three minutes earlier than he was ejected following an altercation with 76ers middle Dwight Howard.
Per ESPN, Haslem turned the oldest NBA participant to be ejected within the final 20 seasons.
After Howard threw Haslem to the bottom combating for a rebound, the 2 exchanged phrases on the subsequent stoppage. They acquired in one another’s faces and had been assessed a double technical foul earlier than Haslem hit Howard within the face with an open hand. That was sufficient to earn Haslem a second technical and knock him out of the sport.
This is a have a look at the incident, through Bleacher Report.
Haslem completed the sport with 4 factors, a rebound and the 2 technicals in his three minutes. That is most likely not how he wished his first motion of the season to finish, however on the brilliant aspect, at the very least his per-36-minute numbers for the season are wanting fairly good. The Miami captain is averaging 48 factors and 12 boards per 36 on good capturing.
And, technically talking, 24 technical fouls per 36 minutes as nicely.