Alabama star freshman forward Brandon Miller has been in the news all season for his strong play. But, now, it’s for the wrong reasons.
The projected lottery pick was involved in a shooting by teammate Darius Miles last month in Tuscaloosa that resulted in a death of a young woman. For a while, Miller didn’t get that much attention in relation to the shooting, but that all changed this week.
New testimony in the case revealed that Miller was in possession of the alleged murder weapon up until just before the shooting. You can read more about the case here, here, and here.
Miller was allowed to play Wednesday night on the road against South Carolina, and he was fantastic. He went for 41 points, including the game-tying and game-winning basket. But, it’s a comment an announcer made late in the game that has people in disbelief.
Late in the game, the small forward hit a big three, and what came out of the announcer Mike Morgan’s mouth was incredible.
I don’t think the espn announcer should be saying “ Brandon miller with the silencer “ after the last 48 hours lmao pic.twitter.com/PAWY3X8NBf
— John (@iam_johnw) February 23, 2023
WHAT. You cannot, under any circumstances, say that in this situation. Yes, it was probably unintentional, but you’ve got to be more careful. Twitter was instantly in an uproar.
When an announcer says Brandon Miller with the silencer for Bama, it definitely has a different theme now.
— Dan Shuftan (@DanShuftan) February 23, 2023
Awkward moment when the announcer says: "Brandon Miller with the silencer." … not the best choice of words under the circumstances.
— Jeremy Price (@JPPrice) February 23, 2023
“Brandon miller with the silencer!” –@espn uhhhhhhhh
— mountain west mike 🏔️ (@glynnsanity5) February 23, 2023
I’m sure this comment will be remembered for a long time.
Alabama won the game 78-76.