Thursday, March 18th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  36 responses

Don’t Talk to Andre Miller About His Age

The guy gets a little testy when the subject is brought up, as S.I. recently found out: “Andre Miller did not appreciate the question. Did the 76ers let him go because of his age? ‘Nope,’ the 33-year-old point guard said. Then why did they not re-sign him last summer? ‘I just don’t think they had the money,’ said Miller, who then shifted into a complaint about ageism in general. ‘Steve Nash, he’s older, he got a nice deal. Jason Kidd, he got a nice extension — and they’re both older than me. Nobody ever talks about Chauncey Billups [33] around the same age as me, or Jason Terry [32]. Baron [Davis, who will be 31 next month] is creeping up there behind me. ‘There are a lot of older guards. I don’t know why they continue to talk about my age when I don’t play at my age. I guess they don’t have anything else to talk about.”‘

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  • http://witnesstheking.blogspot.com Witness

    Andre Miller: Makes teams better.

  • heartlandG

    lol…shut yo old @ss up

  • riggs

    he has a point.

  • Nigel

    Watching Miller for 3 seasons with my Sixers, I got a good idea of the kind of player he is. And I think h can play at a high level into his 40′s. He’s got that kind of simplicity to his game. He’s not athletic, so he doesn’t have to worry about loosing it as time passes on. He’s not fast but he’s quick, and he should still have that for a while. He just uses his veteran moves to do what he has to get done. He’s a little bigger than average point guard so that helps too. He can post up, and his pump fake is deadly. I was sad to see him go, but I’m glad he’s getting a little more recognition.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    He can still ball. He dropped 50+ on my Mavs this season. Age is becoming a non issue…unless you’re still creepin’ around at Juwan Howard’s age.

  • http://witnesstheking.blogspot.com Witness

    @ Nigel: Have you always lived in Philadelphia or did you grow up in Australia? I’ve always imagined people named Nigle coming from the outback.

  • underdog

    Guess, somebody missed Dre’s dunk against Denver… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok2fgs9dFzo

  • Nigel

    I’m actually from DC. No, I don’t have any English or Australian ties. Just a name my parents game me after a character in some book.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/features/overdribbling chiqo

    those guys all keep themselves in shape, baron davis excepted. until he gets more serious about taking care of himself, i can’t say he’s worthy of the same adulation those guys get.

  • http://witnesstheking.blogspot.com Witness

    @ chiqo: What about Jason Terry?

  • T-Money

    He does have a point. When your numbers are not declining, what is there to talk about. I see Nash, Miller, Twan… they’re doing what they’ve always been doing.

  • Oli

    i remember andre getting booed during the rookie game after he had 2 breakaways and laid the ball up. now, +10 years later, he scores 56 (?) on the mavs and has that dunk against denver. yeah, he’s getting old…

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Can we talk to him about looking like Richard Pryor? Or about being a total jerk to Portland fans away from the Rose Garden?

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    other look-alikes- Bonzi Wells- a ninja turtle (varies depending on what color headband) Alvin Williams-Chris Rock. Kyle Korver- Ken (Barbie’s hubby). Earl Watson-a keebler elf. Popeye Jones- Sloath from goonies.. anyone else got any?

  • Shem

    When he was on Denver, he was the purest point guard.

  • David

    He’s not playing into his 40s. That’s 7 more years for Miller.

    No guard plays that late. They just can’t keep up with the young guys on the floor. Stockton had to hang ‘em up at 41. Payton was 39. Nash and Kidd are in good shape but I doubt either of them gets another contract or extension beyond now.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    BossTerry- their has never been a black keebler elf before. Those short b@stards run a shady organization out of that tree stump.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    lol. hopefully it gave somebody out there a chuckle. eh?

  • The Philosopher

    Bill Cartwright looks like Magic. Rodney Stuckey & 50 Cent.

  • The Philosopher

    Steve Harvey & Drake.

  • The Philosopher

    Bonzi does look like a ninja turtle.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich

    Aaron Brooks=Billy Ocean

  • The Philosopher

    Andrei Kirielenko and. Ivan Drago fron Rocky 5.

  • The Philosopher

    Robert Horry and Will Smith.

  • Stutz

    I’ll second Robert Horry and Will Smith.

    Marcus Camby looks a lot like Dr. Dre in the face. Seriously, check it out.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    good one stutz.. how bout manu ginobli- Balki from perfect strangers. Don Nelson-John Madden. Greg Popiavic (bad spelling)- Seal. and Glen Davis- that chick from Precious.

  • http://slamonline.com CB 34

    Terry: I think al harrington looks more like a ninja turtle with the headband than bonzi does. The manu and balki comparison is pretty dead-on. tyrone hill looks like skeletor. Tj ford and tiger woods. Chris bosh and that dude in avatar.

  • http://slamonline.com CB 34

    Korver looks more like ashton kutcher than that ken doll.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    right on cb.. my last is Stan Van Gundy- Ron Jeremy.. k, sorry slam. done goofing. this room is all about Andre Miller.. Some slamonline posters are angry people so I tried to stop being intelligent and start being funny.. (had to change my s/n last summer after being ganged up on by some regulars.. turn these smirks into serious faces and talk bout Andre’s ago. or not)

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    AGE. not ago….. dammitt.

  • The Philosopher

    CB34: Bosh and Avitar can be twins, right?!

  • The Philosopher

    Camby and Dre do look alike.

  • therighttoremainsalient

    BossTerry – I hear that, name change style too.

  • The Philosopher

    One more lookalike: Gary Payton and Aaron Hall.

  • hillbilly

    @Dutch Rich…Thanks, man. Now, I’ve got “Caribbean Queen” stuck in my head. As for lookalikes, I’ve always thought that Mike Bibby & the Leprechaun might’ve been separated at birth. Possibly…

  • carljohnson92

    JR Smith and Kid Cudi?