Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra announced Tuesday that Udonis Haslem would be starting Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers.
It's a move that, frankly, should've been done in Game 1.
UD brings height, defensive intensity, and a scowling badassery to the Heat that they were sorely lacking in Game 1. He can also handle the likes of Ent-like David West and Roy Hibbert.
But most importantly, UD brings emotion, heart, and blue collar righteousness to the Heat, as he has so many times before in his championship career.
So, before Game 2 tips off, let's re-visit UD's six greatest moments as a Miami Heat.
6. That Time UD Wouldn't Help ZaZa Pachullia Up Because UD Helps No Man The Hawks' ZaZa Pachullia is an annoying menace. UD is an enforcer. So when he knocks your ass down, stay down and wait for your friends to help you up. UD ain't gonna do it. That's not how enforcers do.
5. That Time UD Dunked On MVP/Sour Puss Face Derrick Rose In 2011 everyone was all about how amazing Chicago Bulls point guard HumbleGrump Derrick Rose was. The media awarded him the league MVP because he didn't smile, even though LeBron was clearly the better player. Ain't no thing, because in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Rose's Bulls, Udonis Haslem, Righteous Destroyer of Asses, not only provided an emotional spark, but also managed to throw down 13 points and five rebounds while adding two face crushing dunks on Rose and Keith Bogans. UD's daring quest of heroic awesomeness off the bench was the difference in the game, and the Heat ultimately won the series.