Mike Miller Thugs It Out

Jarrett CarterAnalyst INovember 5, 2009

Yeah, Wizards guard Mike Miller might have worsened his shoulder injury unnecessarily in last night’s loss to the Miami Heat, but isn’t that what macho, tough athletes do?

Not in this city they don’t. Which is why it was refreshing to see that a newly-acquired Miller, known for shooting and good rebounding, injured and compounded the injury while fighting through a pick and driving to the basket. And after the injury, he made a key and-one and picked up a beautiful assist; all with one arm.

I don’t know about you, but on a team that is, by rule, minus at least two starters at all times, it was refreshing to see one of those starters try and tough it out in a meaningful game. Not meaningful in the sense of playoff or rivalry implications, but meaningful in making an impression on fans and observers around the league.

So yeah, Miller is injured. That means more terrifying shooting and defense from DeShawn Stevenson, and a likely dip in the rebounding advantage the Wizards have enjoyed through five games.

But dang it, he sure looked tough out there.


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