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Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

Posted on: May 25, 2011 7:25 pm
Edited on: May 25, 2011 8:47 pm
 
Miami Heat forward Mike Miller attended to his sick newborn following Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Posted by Ben Golliver. mike-miller

Miami Heat forward Mike Miller has dealt with plenty of adversity this season: a thumb injury that kept him out for months and the brief disappearance of his shooting stroke that contributed to his on-court struggles this season. But none of that compares what he's been through this week. 

The Palm Beach Post reports that Miller headed to the hospital following Miami's Game 4 win over the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference finals to check on his newborn daughter, Jaelyn. The girl was born between Games 2 and 3 of the series but remains in the hospital's intensive care unit.
Miller was visiting his wife, Jen, and baby daughter, Jaelyn, who was born last Thursday with a condition that the Millers have not disclosed. Miller remained at the hospital until 4 a.m.

"As important as the playoffs or the Eastern Conference Finals are to me, the most important thing right now is (Jaelyn) and my wife," Miller said Wednesday before the Heat boarded its charter for Chicago, where it could advance to the NBA Finals with a victory in Thursday night's Game 5.

"It puts things in perspective. It makes my thumb injuries a lot less important right now."
The Associated Press reportsthat Miller plans to play in Thursday night's Game 5 in Chicago.
Jaelyn was born between Games 2 and 3 of the East final. Miller has not missed either game since she was born, and told reporters on Tuesday night — after perhaps one of his best games with the Heat — that his daughter is "a fighter."

"She's doing good right now," Miller said Wednesday. "And hopefully she'll continue to do better."
Despite the emotional weight of the situation, Miller scored 12 points in Game 4, including two three-pointers, more than he's scored in the rest of the 2011 NBA playoffs combined, and the most points he's scored in a game since March 23. That he's playing at all is remarkable given the circumstances.

Miller has taken to wearing pink shoelaces to honor his Jaelyn, who is his first daughter after two sons. The Post notes that Heat president Pat Riley offered to pay any fine incurred for breaking dress code should the NBA league office raise the issue, which it hasn't.
Comments

Since: May 20, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:36 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

Hope she does better  and gets healthy , But sorry Mike i hope your Heat lose with those two Jacka$$es Wade and Lebron ..................  I despise the Heat almost as much as i Despise those Yankees  



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

Hey honey, Id love to be by your side with our newborn in the hospital and all, but I gotta get on a plane and go play some basketball.

ESPN and ABC will be sure to milk this one for all its worth, during the finals there will be a sappy piece narrated by Chris Connely talking about Miller "rushing" to be by his daughters side as soon as the buzzer sounded.

If that were me, I would take a leave of absence from whatever my job was until my daughter was out of the hospital. I dont care if that offends people, thats the way I see this. Athletes have different priorities than us common folk I suppose.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

ChopShop, you're an ass.  I'm constantly amazed on these boards. 



Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

@ChopShop...what difference does it make to you if he chooses to honor his daughter by wearing pink shoelaces? At least he is very concerned about her...there are many parents who abandon their children completey or abuse them...you need to get off your high horse and stop looking down on the guy because of his shoelaces...also there are many men who have sick family members and also need to go to work to support them...he is trying the best he can in a tough situation...how can you look down on a guy like that?



Since: Feb 10, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

This post is utter Bull Sh*t as the father of a formerly sick son I can put myself in his shoes.  I can understand that what the child needs right now is medical attention not a father going crazy watching through a piece of glass.  Playing basketball is an outlet for him to get the support of his frineds and teamates and take his mind off of his families struggles for a few hours in an otherwise long day.




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: May 26, 2011 2:46 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

"The pink shoelace thing is nonsense - not going to help his newborn - attention from both parents and prayers will."

She's getting attention from both parents.  Is skipping the games going to help her get better?  He seems to be spending every waking minute at the NICU that he isn't spending at the arena, if he stayed up until 4 in the morning.  Suggesting that he's a poor father when you know about 2% of the situation is pretty pathetic.



Since: May 16, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

Why did/is he even playing? The pink shoelace thing is nonsense - not going to help his newborn - attention from both parents and prayers will. Pink shoelaces? Not one bit. But that is the way of our Orwellian money hungry society, one dominated by Corporate Ball, be it basketball, baseball, football, hockey - you name it - overpid athletes with a sick daughter wearing pink shoelaces. Right....



Since: Jan 24, 2010
Posted on: May 26, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

The Angel of Stern shouldn't fine him just because he wants to honor his own daughter. The NBA is absolutely rediculous. Just because he's a player in the NBA doesn't mean he's a slave to it. He has a family.



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: May 26, 2011 10:33 am
 

Mike Miller attended to sick daughter at hospital

I jope Jaelyn recovers soon. Way to go Pat for picking up the fine. The whold team shold wear pink shoelaces.
 


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Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:58 am
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