Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 at 5:12 pm  |  13 responses

Headbanger’s Ball

No question about it. Darius Miles was a SLAM fav.

Darius MilesPhoto by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM 66

Turning out to be one of the most disappointing classes in recent memory, the 2000 NBA Draft has given us only three All-Stars to date. And, although some thought the kid out of high school would be one once he got a new start in Cleveland in his third season, Darius Miles, that year’s third pick, was not one of them.—Adam Fleischer

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  • Trey

    does he have a jump shot yet

  • pennydunk_1

    Remember that 46 point game

  • http://www.stonecoldwars.com Jake

    they were tight with the Clips but never had a foundation to continue the high flying act. That and Donald sterling is a horrible owner.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    Dudes with braids of any kind in Cleveland didn’t work out until Delonte West, no? But then he’s more of a goofy guy without that other crazy/fire like a Ricky Davis/Miles here. A shame for DaJuan Wagner though who didn’t have mental/psyche/personality probs but a major physical one. A nice comeback with the Warriors, but he was under Don Nelson so yeah. Nellie Rage ends careers.

  • http://www.twitter.com/novc216 NOVC216

    I remember this issue. It started out how Darius did the “chicken dance” with Nelly at a concert. HE WAS supposed to save Cleavland before lebron.

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  • underdog

    Still like this dude, I hope some team throws a contract at him.

  • Yassi

    That Clippers Bunch (and the cover) was sooo fly…….watching Bball in the middle of the night was fun way back when….*sigh*

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Darius Miles and Q Rich made the Clippers fun to watch. Does anybody else find this comment surprising? The Clippers were ACTUALLY fun to watch, once.

  • http://www.slamonline.com analog frog

    I still have a copy of this ish! I still would like to remember him during his time with Clips. Elton,Q,Corey Magette,Kandi,McInis.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=393423928 BENATES

    i remeber in school doing the to handed head bop thing they use to do…man those were the days…as a matter of fact im bringing that back

  • niQ

    altho i’m happy for him to get back into ball, after that injury, dude shoulda just stuck to acting.