Brad Miller is a solid NBA center who has played in the league for twelve seasons. He went undrafted after playing four years for Gene Keady at Purdue, but signed on with the then Charlotte Hornets in the middle of his first season after college. Miller improved each season, and he had some great seasons with the Sacramento Kings in the mid aughts. Miller was named an All-Star for the Pacers in 2003 and the Kings in 2004. Miller now plays for the Houston Rockets, although he won't be back on the court until January as he recovers from microfracture surgery.
Miller's career averages are 11 ppg, 7 rpg, and 3 apg, which are pretty solid. He is one of only five undrafted players to make an All-Star team. Miller has an excellent passing game for a center, and has three triple-doubles in his career.
That's a pretty solid resume, but there are a lot of NBA players who have had long above-average careers with many different teams. Not many of these players have a doppelganger who makes funny videos and writes about them on popular NBA blogs.
Brad Miller does, and his name is Trey Kerby. And he is lucky to have him. Thanks to Kerby, Brad Miller has achieved a level of internet fame beyond that of a normal NBA veteran.
Trey Kerby is household name among households that follow NBA blogs. He first started writing for his own blog the Blowtorch, where he wrote NBA related humor, posted some excellent photoshops, and most importantly for this post, started posting "The Brad Miller Show", a series of videos in which Kerby portrays Brad Miller doing various things such as practicing famous dunks without a ball or a goal, working on his karate moves and shaving. In addition to the videos, there are a ton of hilarious posts, and Brad Miller is featured in a lot of them.
Kerby then got a job writing at Ball Don't Lie and eventually became the editor of that widely read Yahoo! blog. He continued writing his excellent Brad Miller posts, and when he quit working for BDL the picture on his farewell post was of the former Boilermaker engaged in a goofy celebration.
Kerby currently serves as editor of The Basketball Jones blog and writes several jokes a night on twitter. He was kind enough to answer a few Brad Miller-related questions for us via email. Here they are:
Why Brad Miller?