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The Unforgotten: #504 – Oliver Miller

Oliver Miller falls under the category of athletes with a ton of talent who just don’t care enough to do what it takes to succeed. The Big O was pushing three bills during his playing days despite being only 6’9″. To put that into perspective, here’s the height and weight of some other so called big men:

Shawn Bradley:  7’6″ – 235 pounds
The Candy Man: 7′ – 269 pounds
Big Baby Davis: 6’9″ – 289 pounds
Big Country Reeves: 7′ – 275 pounds
Khalid El-Amin: 5’10” – 200 pounds

Any time you can be in a group with Big Country Reeves and Khalid El-Amin you know that you are in good company. By the end of his career the Big O was as mobile as Mike Utley and had the stamina of a high school kid in bed. Had he been able to play 36 minutes per game he would have averaged 11 points, 9 boards, and 2.4 blocks per game. Instead he slothed it up and only averaged 7.5 ppg, 5.9 boards, and 1.5 blocks. Those numbers are as disappointing as ESPN’s choice to have John Sutcliffe be the sideline reporter for the Steelers/49ers Monday Night Football game.

The Big O played for six different teams but amazingly was never traded. For a player that jumped around so much this is a bit of a surprise. Since ending his NBA career he has been in trouble for pistol whipping his girlfriends brother at a family BBQ. Never get between an overweight ex-NBA player and some ribs. Never!

Rob Cressy

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