Shaq on Brad Miller

Shaq on Brad

One of the great constants of Shaq’s career — right up there with his habit of giving himself nicknames — has been an ongoing reluctance to say nice things about other big men. This is mostly because Shaq sees himself as “the CEO of centers in this league” and, as the reigning shogun, “the rest of the guys must go through the ninjas before they get to me.” Basically, he’s like the final boss of Ninja Gaiden.

So given that fact, I was mildly surprised that, while discussing a handful of other NBA centers, Shaq had a few reasonabaly kind words to say about his old sparring partner: “An undersized, but respectable center. He’s more like a Tim Duncan-type forward. He can step out and shoot the jumper. He will foul you hard and will not back down.” That’s how ginormous Shaq is: He considers a seven-foot, 260-pound man to be “undersized.” (For comparison’s sake, Dwight Howard is listed at 6’11” and 265 pounds.)

But all kidding aside, that’s pretty high praise from Shaq. And it’s right on the money: Brad’s a skilled guy who plays hard and won’t back down. Not a bad guy to have coming off the bench (even if his contract is a wee bit bloated).

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4 Responses to Shaq on Brad Miller

    AK Dave March 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    Wait wait, are you talking about the original NES Ninja Gaiden? Because that guy is a BASTARD- and then after you kill him you have to kill the demon-thing, and if you die, you go all the way back to the beginning of Act 6. FUCK that guy. If that’s who Shaq is, I now hate him.

    Brad Miller is a thug; I’ve always liked him. Perfect pickup for Chicago.

    swanksalot March 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    I’m sure you remember Shaq taking a mighty swing at Miller when Shaq was a Laker and Miller was on one of horriBulls teams. Might have killed if it had connected.

  3. Lord Henry March 27, 2009 at 11:21 pm #

    That guy at the end of Ninja Gaiden is a Bastard, the worst part being that if you finally beat him, you find out he’s really your dad, so you basically just killed your dad. And I believe that boss’s name is Jacquio, so Shaquio, anyone? And this Brad Miller guy seems to be working out for the bulls.


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