It is great to have a Ferrari, a Bentley and a Corvette Z06 in the garage, which I say purely as a hypothetical, alas. They bring the thrills. They are built to impress.

Sometimes you might need that old reliable pickup truck, too, though — and all the more so if your garage is otherwise filled with exotic luxury.

Sleek and sexy are fine, but sometimes you need something to get off-road and do the heavy lifting. Something to uproot that stump or carry that palette of mulch. Something not afraid of the mud.

For the Heat, the luxury vehicles do business as the Big 3, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Those are the high-powered sports stars.

The dirty work? Enter Udonis Haslem.