Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/17/14
MIAMI When Udonis Haslem was in high school, his team had a take-charge drill in which one player would barrel into another at full speed. For some, it was grueling. For Haslem, it was entertainment. You would just stand there in the lane and let a guy run you over, the Miami Heat forward remembers about those days at Miami High School. It was crazy. You just got to take it in the chest and a guy just knocks you down and runs you over . It was fun. It was nothing personal, but it was real competitive . I was about 260 (pounds), and guys bounced off me. Halsem wouldnt mind if todays NBA game offered more similarities to those drills. If basketball were like bumper cars, that would be just fine with him. Haslem is the Heat henchman. With his physical play, he considers himself a throwback to some two decades ago when the Bad Boys ruled Detroit and when Pat Riley assembled a rugged gang in New York. Thats what I grew up watching, Haslem said of that era. I grew up admiring those ...
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