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Shoeless Mike Miller GIF Gets George W. Bush Shoe-Toss Treatment, Wins Internet

Image via ABC / Sydney Morning Herald
Image via ABC / Sydney Morning Herald
Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterJune 19, 2013

Like the postseason, the Internet is an ongoing series of competitions.

People compete on a daily basis to come up with the funniest spoofs on the subject matter du jour, and the most priceless animation, video or picture of the day wins all the kettle corn.

While the Internet cannot be won forever, it can be won for a day or two—which is precisely what Guyism’s World of Isaac did when he made a GIF of Mike Miller throwing his shoe at George W. Bush during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. 

The backstory on the Miller shoe-toss that provided the necessary pressure to form this Internet diamond is that the Heat small forward lost his shoe in the early minutes of the fourth quarter Tuesday night.

Miller’s shoe came loose, and with no time time to bend down and lace it back on, he just went, “Welp, hold onto this, bros” and threw it at the Heat bench.

That’s where the glory began—and I’m not talking about the shoeless, three-pointer Miller went on to hit after losing his sneaker. I’m talking about a man taking footage of the Heat’s streaky sharpshooter tossing away his shoe and melding it with video of former U.S. President George W. Bush expertly ducking an Oxford thrown by an Iraqi reporter. 

Remember that moment? When a U.S. President went full Matrix during a press conference? It’s 10 times better when it’s a Pokeball.

Regardless of your political or sporting allegiances, Bush dodging Miller's shoe is the equivalent of high art for the Internet. How do you even come up with that?

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