Sacramento Kings center Brad Miller will spend the first five games of the 2008-2009 season in his room thinking about what he’s done after his third offense for (likely) marijuana use and/or flaunting the rules of the program. (If you don’t pee into the cup correctly, you get the same Stern measures as lighting up.)
Miller immediately apologized profusely, including the following: “I made a mistake. It was an error in judgment and I’m very sorry.” Brad, honey? You made three mistakes, minimum. We appreciate your forthrightness, but candor would also help. That right there? That’s a pattern.
Of course, the league doesn’t tell anyone officially that Miller tasted herb thrice, but the NBA shrewdly arranged the punishments for each offense under the Anti-Drug Program to make it bloody obvious what he did. NBPA, might you consider encouraging a bit of privacy in the next CBA by getting at least some of these punishments to sync up?