Even if they were playing the San Antonio Spurs, I had no problem rooting against the Miami Heat. Oddly enough, the Spurs are OK by me.
And I hated it when Mike Miller delivered time and time again throughout the NBA Finals for the Miami Heat. Shooting just over 61% from beyond the arc, he was absolutely stellar. His countless baskets from three-point range helped the most hated team in the NBA run off with the championship.
And because of one decision, all of my anti-Mike Miller sentiments disappeared.
Mike Miller is going to be an absolute boon for the Memphis Grizzlies, who struggle on offense when it comes to making baskets from a distance. His success against the Spurs gives Memphis fans reason to be optimistic, as San Antonio and Memphis will again battle for the top spots in the Southwest divisi
Conley, Pondexter and Bayless were among the more successful three-point shooters for the Grizzlies, and in combining Mike Miller's skills with their own, Memphis could prove to be a growing offensive threat in the Western Conference.
To succeed in the postseason, it is imperative for a team to be a dual threat. Mike Miller gives the Grizzlies the extra gas they need to be a better offensive team. And unless something goes terribly wrong, Memphis will succeed defensively. Ultimately, if the critical offensive-defensive balance is achieved (with the help of Mike Miller), there's not a reason in the world that these Beale Street Bears would be considered anything but formidable.