LeBron James likes to shout out his old teammate and Heat championship team member Mike Miller. Miller was a bad man shooting the basketball during his 16-year NBA career, and he was a guy James liked to kick it to when the Heat was rolling during the Wade-James-Bosh era. But the new generation is coming to town and it’s not just LeBron’s son Bronny who’s making AAU basketball waves and getting scouts salivating. It’s Mike Miller’s son, 6’9″ Mason, too.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 14, 2019
Mike Miller was known as a sharpshooter and tough guy during his NBA days. But people tend to forget that early in his career, Miller had hella hops and could fly to the rim. (LeBron James attests: “They forget you was a leaper in your day too, I didn’t.”) Miller was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2001.
Miller’s son Mason got some of that DNA and work ethic from his dad — and it probably doesn’t hurt that young man has known LeBron James all his life when it comes to learning how to attack the basket. Speaking of attacking the rim, check out Mason throwing down a hammer left-handed jam flying along the baseline, right in the face of the leaping defender. No foul? Who cares. Uncle LeBron congratulated his nephew on the move. “Mason I see you nephew!!”
— Overtime (@overtime) May 14, 2019