Hornets star Brandon Miller does NOT regret trash-talking Michael Jordan and reveals he bought a $235,000 Lamborghini Urus
- Brandon Miller was the No 2 pick at the NBA Draft in Brooklyn last month
- He joined the Charlotte Hornets after trash-talking owner Michael Jordan
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Brandon Miller has opened up on his relationship with Michael Jordan – and revealed he has bought himself a Lamborghini as a present after the NBA Draft last month.
Miller, 20, was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets at the Draft in Brooklyn and the NBA’s all-time great Michael Jordan is a minority owner of the team after recently selling his majority stake .
Before the Draft, Miller was invited to a workout by the Hornets and Jordan was there. Miller revealed that the Bulls legend air-balled a free-throw in front of him and, in an appearance on Paul George’s Podcast P, was asked if he regrets his comments.
‘I think [trash talking MJ] kind of showed another side of me,’ Miller said. ‘I think me responding to him, I don’t think he thought I was gonna say anything to him just because you know he is Michael Jordan.
‘But you know, I did see him air ball that free throw. So that is one thing I have above him.’
Brandon Miller has opened up on trash-talking Michael Jordan before joining the Hornets
The 20-year-old Miller claimed Jordan air balled a free-throw in a pre-Draft workout
Miller, 20, was drafted by the Hornets and is heading into the new NBA season with Charlotte
Miller was also asked if he treated himself after being picked by the Hornets.
‘I got a nice – I drive a nice car,’ Miller said. ‘I’ll just give you that one.
‘But no, I treat myself with Lamborghini Urus. It’s getting wrapped right now so, haven’t drove it yet.’
A Lamborghini Urus typically starts at costing around $235,000 and has a top speed of 190mph.
Miller was drafted second in New York behind Victor Wembanyama, the French phenom described as the most nailed-on No 1 pick since LeBron James in 2003.
The two stars-in-waiting played against each other recently in the NBA Summer League and Miller admitted being impressed by the Frenchman.
‘It was fun just seeing him step up to a challenge and guard me full court,’ Miller said of the game. ‘I think that shows a lot of heart of who he is.
‘He’s definitely gonna have a great career in the league and I think he’s just a great player off the court, just willing to learn just off anything small things.’
Miller also spoke about what it was like to go up against Victor Wembanyama, the No 1 pick
The NBA schedule for 2023-24 is not out yet but the season is believed to run from late October into April.
The former Alabama star is one of the more controversial picks from this year’s Draft after his involvement in a shooting that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Jamea Harris earlier this year.
Tuscaloosa police testified that Miller delivered a handgun to teammate Darius Miles, which was ultimately used by another man, Michael Lynn Davis, to kill the woman.
While Miles and Davis remain in jail awaiting trail on capital murder charges, Miller has not been arrested in the case. His attorney says he never handled the firearm and did not have any idea that the shooting would take place.
Miller’s coach, Nate Oats, said it was a case of ‘wrong spot, wrong time.’