Yup. You guessed it and it happened. Today the league supended Udonis Haslem for his flagrant foul against Tyler Hansbrough during the second quarter of Game 5. For his troubles, Haslem will not play in Game 6 of the Miami-Indiana series.
Haslem was seeking payback for a hard foul Hansbrough hit Dwyane Wade with that cut D.Wade over his right eye. Both Haslem and Hansbrough were assessed flagrant-1 fouls but, Hansbrough’s flagrant was upgraded Wednesday to a flagrant-2, but he is still eligible to play in Game 6.
Dexter Pittman was suspended three games for his flagrant foul against Lance Stephenson late in Game 5. Game 7 anyone???
What a pass by LeBron James and what a finish by Udonis Haslem on the fastbreak.
Fact, Udonis Haslem spends the most time getting his hair fresh than anybody in the league. So of course someone had to make a song about him. That someone was O’Grime.
The fresh off injury Udonis Haslem, was the difference maker in the 85-75 Miami Heat Game 2 victory over the Bulls and he did it with brute force and style. Keith Bogans got it and even Derrick Rose felt the wrath of the cleanest corn rows in the league off injury hiatus. Udonis is back!
Prosecutors have dropped all marijuana possession charges against Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, simply saying the case could not be proven.
Haslem’s lawyer, Eric Schwartzreich, told The Associated Press that he received a call with the decision Thursday afternoon.
“The State Attorney’s Office will not be able to file charges,” Assistant State Attorney Errol Portman wrote in what’s known as a “no action” memo.
Portman wrote that Haslem’s fingerprints were not on the container of marijuana found in the vehicle, and as such, it couldn’t be proven that Haslem was actually in possession of the contraband.
After a forgettable season in 07-08 the Heat hope to bounce back with a healthy gold medal winning DwyaneÂ Wade. Â The upside of being terrible was the high draft pick of talented forward Michael Beasley, who makesÂ Haslem expendable if the right deal comes along. Shawn Marion will put up good numbers despite who’s on the court, and Marcus Banks, Shaun Livingston and Mario Chalmers will give rookie head coach ErikÂ Spoelstra plenty ofÂ options at the point guard spot.
Will the Heat improve on last years record? Of course silly!
Additions: Michael Beasley, Mario Chalmers, Shaun Livingston, James Jones, Jamaal Magloire, Yakhouba Diawara, David Padgett, Jason Richards, Eddie Basden, Omar Barlett
Losses: Jason Williams, Ricky Davis, Earl Barron, Stephane Lasme, Alexander Johnson, Bobby Jones, Matt Walsh
Projected Wins: 35+
Team Theme Song: Rick Ross feat. R.Kelly – Speedin’
Wade, Banks, Marion and Beasley are quick fast! The fast break in Miami will be fun to watch and often used.
Beasley will be in the starting line up before the all-star break, DwyaneÂ Wade will have an amazing season, Shaun Livingston will make a few GM’s regret they didn’t sign him, Shawn Marion will be an eastern conference all-star and defensive minded Joel Anthony will supplant fellow Canuck Jamaal MagloireÂ as the back up to Mark Blount but that isn’t saying much for a very thin front court. This season will be a tought one but the Heat will be better than last year at least.
In a wide open east they’ll still be on the bubble to make the playoffs but, things look a lot sunnier in Miami these days.