Former NBA marksman Mike Miller has nonetheless received it.
He’s 40 years outdated now, and even throughout his previous couple of glory years with the Miami Warmth from 2010-13, his worth got here solely from his Three-point taking pictures potential. Ask him to place the ball on the ground or do something even remotely athletic, and also you’d seemingly be getting underwhelming outcomes.
That assertion simply goes to point out the unbelievable hole between NBA gamers and school/highschool prospects, not to mention you and I.
Based mostly on this clip, even 40-year-old Mike Miller has nonetheless very a lot received it.
Miller, a former Sixth Man of the 12 months and 2001’s NBA Rookie of the 12 months, appears to be taking part in at a observe courtroom on the College of Memphis within the above clip. His defender isn’t going 100 % at first, however after Miller drains a few 3s from deep, he appears to step up his effort a bit.
Sadly, that doesn’t appear to discourage the two-time NBA champion within the slightest after flattening two contested 3s. When his defender slaps the ball out of his arms, Miller takes his time recovering, baiting his defender into considering he’s about to take a block-able shot. At that time, Miller hits him with an ideal pump pretend and blows proper by him off the dribble.
The defender has a definite pace benefit and shortly catches up, however Miller skillfully cuts him off together with his physique, fading in the other way on the layup to make sure a clear (albeit tougher) look.
His subsequent take off the dribble is essentially the most spectacular although, since he makes use of his physique and his footwork to get off a goofy however easy layup earlier than his defender can stand up and make a play on the ball. At that time, he’s received his defender on a string with a collection of pump fakes main right into a wide-open pull-up jumper.
“It don’t matter what you do to me!” Miller shouted triumphantly. “I’m nonetheless the champ!”
Clearly these clips have been reduce and sequenced collectively, so we don’t see any of Miller’s misses (or him taking part in protection), however as straightforward because it appears to poke enjoyable as his defender for getting cooked by a 40-year-old Mike Miller … 40-year-old Mike Miller has clearly nonetheless received it.