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40-year-old Heat veteran played for the 1st time all season, started a fight, and delighted teammates by getting ejected in 3 minutes

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Udonis Haslem yells at Dwight Howard. Michael Reaves/Getty Images

  • 40-year-old Heat veteran Udonis Haslem made his season debut on Thursday.

  • Haslem was ejected in three minutes after starting a confrontation with Dwight Howard.

  • Haslem called it “fun,” players laughed, and the coach called it his favorite moment of the season.

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Miami Heat big man Udonis Haslem made his mark on his only game of the season.

On Tuesday, the 40-year-old veteran, who has spent all 19 of his NBA seasons with the Heat, checked into a game for the first time all season.

He was ejected three minutes later.

Early in the second quarter, Haslem and Philadelphia 76ers center Dwight Howard got tangled on a rebound, and Howard knocked Haslem to the floor.

Two possessions later, during a dead-ball, Haslem walked up to Howard, and the two exchanged words. Haslem put his fingers

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