Udonis Haslem, the starting power forward on Miami's 2006 NBA championship team, has signed a five-year contract to remain with the team.
The deal's worth roughly $20 million, which is $14 million less than he could have received from the Mavericks or Nuggets. No doubt the fact that Miami's in the process of building a dynasty that has the potential to dominate the league for years to come was a key factor in his decision.
SI.com also says that Mike Miller's decision to join the Heat-- which the team hasn't formally announced yet-- weighed in Haslem's decision.
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