Harold Miner
American basketball player
Harold Miner
Harold David Miner is a retired American professional basketball player and two-time champion of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Slam Dunk Contest. He attended college at the University of Southern California (USC) and was a star player on that school's men's basketball team. He left school in 1992 to pursue his professional career, and played in the NBA for the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
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WATCH: Highlights From Dunk Contest Competitors
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The participants in the 2013 NBA Slam Dunk Contest are cleared for takeoff. Eric Bledsoe (Clippers), Kenneth Faried (Nuggets) and Jeremy Evans (Jazz) are representing the Western Conference while Gerald Green (Indiana), Terrence Ross (Toronto) and James White (Knicks) will be slamming on behalf of the East. Defending his 2012 crown, Evans joins Green (2007) as the two previous winners in the field. Although household names like LeBron James continue to shun the dunk contest (despite the urgings of other household names), the selection of White offers hope that fans will get a better show than last year when Matt Moore of CBSSports.com declared "the dunk contest is dead." Dubbed "the NBA's secret dunk hero" by Jared Zwerling of ESPN.com, "Flight" White has been renowned for his dunk prowess since his high school days (when he battled David Lee in the 2001 McDonald's High School dunk contest) but never found regular run in the NBA. Not only has he thrown down a two-hande ...
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Searching for Michael Jordan - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Drowning in whiskey is the only excuse for a comparison between Jordan and Harold Miner (no really, the only excuse). It doesn't get any more apples to oranges than that one, true believers. Sports are a funny animal. Sports fans have to find a comfort
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MERNAGH: MARQUETTE MAKING MOVES UNDER BUZZ WILLIAMS - NBE Basketball Report
Google News - over 5 years
He reminded me of a combination of Harold Miner and Wayman Tisdale, but that was a few years ago. What's Burton like now? For that I hit up Antonio Curro, a veteran scout and owner of the NY2LA Scouting Service, to fill us in
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The 4 Jerseys You Gotta Have For Every Team. Day 14: Miami Heat - Bloguin (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Harold Miner -- If I thought Juwan Howard's name had actually made it onto a retail Heat jersey back in 1996 then this would have been a no-brainer. As it stands, I'm just going to have to go with "Baby Jordan". This was another jersey I was amused to
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Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: Who Else Can You Really Compare Them To? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Do you remember Harold Miner? But once Bryant entered the scene the whole "next' conversation shifted. Miner may have had Jordan's hops but the younger Bryant appeared to have his game, literally. Watching Bryant in high school was like watching a
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NBA: Predicting Dunk Contest Participants in the 2011- 2012 NBA Season - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
And he's in good dunk-contest company too, as these players include the likes of Kobe, Jason Richardson, MJ, and Harold Miner. The second consecutive player with four capital letters in his name, McGee really deserved to win the contest this past year
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50 Most Gifted Athletes in NBA History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Harold Miner only spent a short time in the NBA, in which he averaged 9.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game, less than mediocre stats. However, Miner, the 1993 and 1995 NBA Slam Dunk champion, truly proved to be one of the most gifted high-flyers the
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The 5ubstitutes - Eleven Warriors
Google News - over 5 years
Remember when Harold Miner was nicknamed "Baby Jordan" by Nike? That was stupid too. NO. /points finger toward Oregon Clarett stepped into a depth chart that had Lydell Ross and Maurice Hall on it, ie no depth chart. Pittman left as a junior in part
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NBA Slam Dunk Contest: 10 Most Underrated Dunks in Slam Dunk History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Many younger fans surely have never heard of Harold Miner. His performance in the 1993 and 1995 dunk contests prove that he was one of the best dunkers in the mid 90's. There are two dunks here that deserve more recognition
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Impromptu Irish Coffee: The Next Bill Russell? - WEEI.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Ben Rohrbach When someone compares a player to Bill Russell, my usual reaction is a rolling of the eyes, followed by an audible sigh and capped by a sarcastic, “And Harold Miner is the next Michael Jordan.” However, when a member of the Celtics'
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At The Laundromat, Midweek Edition - Pounding The Rock
Google News - over 5 years
Players like Harold Miner, Robert Pack, and Detlef Schrempf though, seem to illicit the same type of responses from a lot of the newer guys as if they were just any random guy off the street. I'm not deluding myself and claiming that any of those guys
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Miami Heat Check: Best Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen in Team History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Only three juniors were drafted by the Heat: Wade, Mario Chalmers (8.4 wins produced, 0.067 WP48) and Harold Miner (0.6 wins produced, 0.008 WP48). This spreadsheet lists the 12 players in HEAT history with two years of college experience
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Utah Jazz: NBA doesn't have great history with the No. 12 pick - Deseret News
Google News - over 5 years
12 — Muggsy Bogues, Harvey Grant, Mookie Blaylock during the late 1980s, and Greg Anthony, Harold Miner, Cherokee Parks (not a great player, but a cool name) and former University of Utah star Michael Doleac during the 1990s. Over the last 15 years,
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Enough with talk of 'Next Jordan' - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
In other words, Harold Miner was far more efficient than Michael Jordan. Next "Air"?: After Jordan won his first three titles, people were like Jim Carrey in a Joel Schumacher movie -- they were seeing the Number 23 everywhere
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NBA: 5 Reasons We Should Feel Sorry for LeBron James - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
“Michael Jordan would have done such and such” is just a tired rehashing of “the next Jordan” tag that has been forcibly applied to such superstars as Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady and yes, even Harold Miner. Players can be comparable in their ability,
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Miami Heat inspire statue of the week! - ESPN
Google News - over 5 years
Harold Miner's Baby Boutique … Tim Hardaway's 110-mph Causeway Go-Kart Race … Heat headwear of all styles, sizes available at Michael Beasley's Cap Space … Darko Milicic's Draft Haus. Save the date: Make sure to be at Heatster Island on July 15
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BIOGRAFÍAS IMPOSIBLES. XV: LET US NOW PRAISE UNFAMOUS MEN. - solobasket.com
Google News - over 5 years
Harold Miner fue el nuevo Michael Jordan, Baby Jordan le llamaban al escolta de los Trojans, que apenas llegó a ser un jugador marginal en NBA, algo parecido a lo que le ocurrió a Luis Felipe López, mito de la High School neoyorkina, que llegó a St
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MJ comparisons unfair to Rose - Chicago Tribune
Google News - almost 6 years
Remember when Harold Miner was nicknamed "Baby Jordan''? We can stop waiting for the Air Apparent. As Oprah was the latest to remind us at her grand finale at the United Center, there is only one MJ. When Jordan faced what Rose is facing after a Game 2
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Harold Miner
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 40
    He would later attend the retirement of his jersey by USC during half time of the game against UCLA on 15 Jan 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Miner tied his previous seclusion largely to his disappointment with his professional career. Explaining his public reemergence, he said, "I guess I feel like I'm over it now. I've kind of purged my system and come to a point of accepting what happened with my career: that I wasn't able to live up to my own personal expectations."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    In 2011, Miner appeared at the Pacific-10 Men's Basketball Tournament, to be inducted into that conference's basketball Hall of Honor, and indicated he planned to attend the retirement of his jersey by USC later that year.
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    As of 2011, Miner had settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was married with two children.
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  • 2010
    Age 38
    In 2010, however, he agreed to an interview in which he indicated a desire to begin reconnecting with the University of Southern California and with some of his acquaintances from his playing days.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 24
    Miner played five scoreless minutes in his last NBA game, a 26-point loss to the Chicago Bulls on February 20, 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Cleveland waived Miner, having played him in only 19 games that season. He tried out for the Toronto Raptors the following year but was cut during the preseason. Rather than continue to pursue a career in professional basketball, either in the NBA or overseas, Miner retired from the sport. He later said that his decision was prompted by the many knee injuries he suffered during his career.
  • 1995
    Age 23
    On October 18, 1995 he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Victor Alexander, but that trade was rescinded 4 days later when Alexander failed his physical.
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    After the 1995 season, Miner was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    More Details Hide Details He averaged only 3.2 points and 7.2 minutes per game for the Cavaliers.
    In the 1995 contest, Miner defeated Isaiah Rider, who had won the previous year, solidifying Miner as one of the game's best dunkers.
    More Details Hide Details However, his playing career proved unremarkable and failed to live up to the high expectations with which it began. Despite his dunking prowess, Miner did not get much playing time from Heat coaches, Kevin Loughery and Alvin Gentry. I always felt the worst thing to happen to Harold was the "Baby Jordan" tag.
  • 1993
    Age 21
    Miner won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest twice, in 1993 and 1995.
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  • 1992
    Age 20
    Miner left college after the 1992 season and declared himself eligible for the 1992 NBA Draft.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected by the Miami Heat with the draft's 12th overall pick.
    Miner led the USC Trojans men's basketball team to a #2 seeding in the 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
    More Details Hide Details The Trojans were upset in the second round, however, falling on one of the most famous baskets in the tournament's history - a three-pointer at the buzzer by James Forrest of Georgia Tech.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 17
    Miner attended USC from 1989 until 1992.
    More Details Hide Details As a junior in what would be his final season with the team, Miner's play earned him Sports Illustrated magazine's selection as the college basketball player of the year over such notable candidates as Christian Laettner, Shaquille O'Neal, and Alonzo Mourning.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on May 5, 1971.
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