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Watch Udonis Haslem check into first game this season, then quickly gets ejected

Philadelphia 76ers v Miami Heat

MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 13: Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat and Dwight Howard #39 of the Philadelphia 76ers are broken up by referee Sean Corbin #33 while being involved in a scuffle during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena on May 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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It started with a standing ovation: Miami Heat legend and fan-favorite Udonis Haslem checked into a game for the first time this season. The fans — and Pat Riley — showed their love.

Haslem lasted all 2:40 before he was ejected.

Dwight Howard had tossed him to the ground in a fight for rebound position, Haslem felt it was after the play and let Howard know about it the next chance he got. The two veteran bigs went face-to-face and Haslem started waving his finger.

That’s going to make Heat fans love him even more.

Haslem did hit a couple of shots as he has played now in 18 NBA seasons.

Miami dominated the first half of this showdown and was up 60-41 at the break.