Former NBA sharpshooter Mike Miller turned 40-years-old back in February, but best believe he’ll still bust you when it’s time to lace them up.
Don’t believe me? Just ask some of his former University of Memphis players that he can be seen absolutely roasting in a video tweeted out by graduate assistant Derek Malloy.
— Derek Malloy (@DerekCMalloy) June 6, 2020
Malloy indicated in his tweet that the clip is “from the archives,” but Miller is seen squaring off against freshman D.J. Jefferies, so it’s pretty safe to assume that this was filmed sometime within the last year.
After watching this video I want you to call that one homie that SWEARS they can score on a pro hooper. Tell them to carefully examine how Miller has Jefferies at his mercy with virtually zero dribbles.
Miller uses fundamental maneuvers such as pump fakes, head fakes, and jab steps to create the space he needs to comfortably lock and load. Impressive.
If a 40-year-old former pro (who appears to still be in respectable shape), is doing this to a 20-year-old five-star recruit, what do you think he’ll do to your homie that hoops five days a week at LA Fitness with former high school stars? Sit back, think about it, and enjoy that laugh.
They wouldn’t stand a chance.
Displays such as these further illustrate the gap that exists between common hoopers and those that have played at the highest level. For whatever reason, tons of people like to act as if that divide doesn’t exist.
Forget the pro players. Can you even check five people here at Basketball Society? Hmmmm.
Mike Miller was handing out that work.
— BJ Boyer (@wcb94) June 15, 2020
Miller spent 18 years in the NBA, snagged two championships with the Miami Heat alongside LeBron James, and also won the Rookie of the Year in 2001 in addition to capturing the Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2005. He was an impact player at almost all of his stops, and even averaged 18.5 points per game in 2006-2007.
Just last week Mike Miller stepped down from his position as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis, citing the desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for walking away.
Maybe he’s telling the truth, or maybe he’s preparing to pull up on everyone running their mouth about how they can check an NBA player. Your boy might be next.