I will now list the things that Mike Miller can't do.
There, I've finished.
All NBA personnel love Mike Miller, and with good reason. Miller is a three position offensive player who doesn't play any of the three with much aplomb on defense, but who is roughly genius on offense. A big majority of his offense comes from his epic jumpshot (some would say it was "perfect", if such an adjective can ever be used to describe something that's effective less than half the time), and he uses a combination of plenty of motion off the ball, his height and a high release to always get the shot away. Miller can slash to the rim and finish, too. But more often than not, he doesn't. You know why that is? It's because he's awesome, that's why.
Miller is able to play point guard on offense, for he has good ball-handling skills and good passing vision, in addition to being a smart player who doesn't throw the ball away. He is a good rebounder, can be a go-to guy when his shot is on, and doesn't have a problem with taking the big shots. Making them is more of a struggle, but he hits a few every now and then.
Bizarrely, Mike has always had a problem with his own jumpshot; as good as it is, and as much of a weapon as he can be, Mike goes through strange periods when he's gun-shy, over-passing and not recognising when he should just fire one up. This doesn't, however, change his abilities. You have to respect Mike Miller's jumpshot, even when he doesn't.
Some narrow-minded people love to constantly take the piss out of Mike Miller because of his long hair. These people aren't worthy of your time. While it is true that Miller doesn't exactly use the most heterosexual of headbands to keep his hair back during games, people who think of this first when talking about Mike Miller just don't know the meaning of respect. Chivallry and common decency are dead in this world. People need to respect their peers. Especially when their peers are awesome, like Mike Miller.
- 5th March, 2009.